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Bayarmagnai, 42, runs a freight transportation business in urban and rural areas. He has been living with his wife and his daughter in a rental house for many years. His wife assists him and runs their business together.

Since last year he has been building his family house by brick. The building is in the middle stage and the basement, walls and roof are built completely. Now he needs some money to buy the building materials to fix the inside and add wall insulation materials.

Although Mongolia has the lowest population density in the world, it is one of the most polluted countries in the world. This is due to the long and cold winters where temperatures frequently go below -40C (-40F) even in the cities. Also, in summer, many parts of the country are extremely cold and are known to have snowstorms. Both homes and nomadic tents burn a lot of fuel and emit huge amounts of pollution every night from families just trying to stay warm. In response to this, Credit Mongol offers Green Loans to their clients to make home improvements that reduce heat loss and improve heating systems. We believe that together we can decrease pollution and the harmful effects it has on the environment and Mongolians' health. The loan he is taking will be dedicated to buying the building materials to fix the inside of the house and add wall insulation.

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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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,322.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD
A loan of $3,800 helped Bayarmagnai to buy building materials to fix the inside of the house and add wall insulation.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2012