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Dorjpalam, 37, is one of the skilful drivers in Mongolia. Now he works as a chief driver for a construction company. He lives with his wife and his two children on his own small plot of land in the ger district (a ger is traditional Mongolian traditional dwelling) in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.

Dorjpalam's family owns a small old house and it has not had any repairs or renovation in last several years. It was built in the early 1990’s with uninsulated brick walls. In winter, his house becomes very cold and his children always get sick due to the cold. Because his house has a heat-loss problem, it costs him a lot to buy coal fuel every winter. In Mongolia winter is severe and freezing cold. Most of the households in the ger districts use coal and other kind of toxic fuels such as used tires, shoes, etc. As you know it is extremely harmful to peoples' health, the environment, and the air around the cities. As a result, Dorjpalam decided to put insulation in the walls of his house before this coming winter. Recently, the Mongolian government and many other people, institutions, and enterprises have been caring and starting some projects to decrease air pollution in the cities. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy bricks and foam to put insulation in the walls of his house. In addition, his co-workers and friends will support him in this project.

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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
  • 3
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,397,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,335.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,125 helped Dorjpalam to buy bricks and foam to put insulation in the walls of his house.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013