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Gereltuya M. is 31 years old and lives with her husband and daughter in Arhangai province in central Mongolia. She and her family live in a 'ger', a traditional Mongolian nomadic tent. Gereltuya rents and operates a small cafe in her town with the help of her husband. Her cafe serves up a variety of traditional Mongolian dishes.

She started her cafe in 2008 with the working capital of 300,000 MNT and has since built a stable and successful operation. She is very hard-working and has built her cafe into one of the most popular dining spots in her town.

Gereltuya is very hopeful for the future and says, " I want to own my own cafe in the future." She hopes to soon expand her business and is requesting a 500,000 MNT loan to purchase food supplies for her cafe.

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About XacBank

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.

About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,444,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,362.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Gereltuya to purchase food supplies for her cafe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2010
Jul 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 25, 2011