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Mr. Surenbaatar, 51, has worked as an engineer in a private company for 16 years. He lives with his family in his old and bad house in Kherlen, an eastern city in Mongolia. His house, which was built earlier of 1980’s, has gotten old and uncomfortable to live there. So he decided to make some renovations such as the wall insulation and purchasing a low-pressure furnace to get his house warmer. Also, he believes that it will cut the usage of the harmful and smokey coal usage throughout the whole year. In last several years, air pollution and air quality is one of the biggest issues in most Mongolian households and big cities. The loan he is taking will be used to cover the cost of low-pressure furnace and purchasing the building materials to make insulation to his old house walls.

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This loan is part of Credit Mongol's green loan program, which helps clients to purchase products for improving their heating and ventilation systems, reducing pollution and health problems caused by burning coal in the winter.

About Credit Mongol

Credit Mongol is the largest non-banking financial institution (NBFI) in Mongolia. Its mission is to contribute to the prosperity of Mongolians by providing high-quality, affordable and varied financial services to micro-entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized businesses. It prioritizes serving remote, rural populations that have typically lacked access to credit and other financial services. Uniquely, it offers solar panel loans to nomadic herders, most of whom live without electricity.

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About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,448,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,310.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,825 helped Surenbaatar to cover the cost of low-pressure furnace and purchasing the building materials to make insulation to his old house walls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2012
May 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015