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Julieta is applying for a loan of $1,000 to improve her business. She is married and has three children, and she runs a business in front of her house by offering motorcycle repair services. She makes a good income from her motorcycle repair services and she wants to buy more supplies with the loan and pay the mechanic who works for her.

Julieta lives in a town near by the main road, so many people come to fix their motorcycle. She opened her business in 2002 with her own working capital.

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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
  • 1
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $2,575,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Julieta to buy tires, inner tubes, and the key to attach unloading motorcycles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2014
May 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2016