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Francisca opened her kiosk in 2011 with her own working capital of $400. She is generating a good income from selling. She lives in a town with her family; her husband is a driver.

A $1,000 loan is offered to Francisca to improve her business. She will use the loan to buy stock to keep in her store like noodles, bread, sugar, salt, milks, cigarettes, coffee, Fanta, candles, and soap.

She has been thinking of running a big business, after years of involving herself in doing business.

She is happy with the loan because it is offered to poor people and will help to improve her living conditions for the future.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of TRM’s effort to reach microentrepreneurs in East Timor, a region suffering from a deeply underdeveloped financial sector. Since its independence in 2002, East Timor has struggled with internal tensions which led to the quasi disappearance of its financial system. As of 2012, TRM is one of only two MFIs operating in East Timor trying to respond to the needs of thousands of microentrepreneurs. This loan provides underserved borrowers with critical capital to sustain their existing businesses or to improve their living conditions. 

Information about TRM

Tuba Rai Metin (TRM) is a microfinance institution in East Timor, one of the smallest, newest and least developed countries in Southeast Asia. The organization provides credit, savings and micro-insurance services to more than 7,000 clients. Its goal is to extend its reach into even more remote regions through branchless banking services.

About Timor-Leste

  • $6,800
    Average annual income
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  • $2,573,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Francisca to buy noodles, bread, sugar, salt, milks, cigarettes, coffee, Fanta, candles, and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 30, 2015