Enhtaivan B. is 56 years old and lives with his wife and four children in Hovd, one of Mongolia's western provinces. His children are all grown, and their ages range from 17 to 23. He owns an old car that he uses as a taxi. Since there is no public transportation in his area, business is good. Enhtaivan has been driving this cab since 2006, with help from his sons, one of whom also handles repairs. Enhtaivan has applied for this loan to buy new tires for his vehicle.
XacBank was founded in 2001, and listed its first loan on Kiva in January 2009. It is the largest microfinance organization in Mongolia, but also has mainstream commercial operations. XacBank has the vision, scale and innovation to develop and implement new solutions to poverty. It is currently utilizing Kiva’s 0% lending interest rate to return 9% of interest paid from borrowers to them in the form of a savings account at the end of their loans. This not only allows borrowers to gain financially, but also encourages them to save.
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This loan is being administered through XacBank, a Mongolian for-profit microfinance institution. XacBank is located in every province of Mongolia, reaching some of the most rural micro business clients. With this Kiva loan, there is an opportunity for the entrepreneur to get a savings account including 9% of the interest if they pay back the loan on time. This is a special savings account that XacBank has specifically prepared for the Kiva loan borrowers to promote savings habits.