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Tsogtgerel
Mr. Tsogtgerel, 39, runs the freight transportation around Darkhan, the second largest city in Mongolia. He lives with his wife and his two children in a common apartment. He bought his apartment in 2007 and since then he has not made any repairs to it. During winter time, his rooms become cold because of the heat loss through the windows and door and he uses a furnace that uses smoky and toxic coal to heat his rooms. He wants to replace the windows and door with new ones. The loan will dedicated to buying the building materials to insulate and repair his house.

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 winter, many parts of the country are extremely cold and are known to have snow storms. 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.

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This loan is part of Credit Mongol's green loan program,  which helps clients to gain access to electricity through solar panel kits, as well as other products for improving their heating and ventilation systems, reducing pollution and health problems caused by burning fuel.

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

  • $2,175
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,307,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,325.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $2,275 helped Tsogtgerel to buy building materials to insulate and repair his house.
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 15, 2012
Listed
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Jul 25, 2012