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Sarantuya, 47, works as a janitor in the military unit. Actually, she is an engineer, but she has not been employed through her major since she graduated. Her monthly salary is low and her husband works with her as a watchman in same military unit.

She lives with her husband and her son, 16, in the ger district, an area of the city with no running water, minimal roads and spotty electricity where the Mongolian traditional nomadic yurts are found in Darkhan, the second largest city of Mongolia.

Her family owns a small and old house, which was built many years ago. In winter they feel cold due to the bad walls without insulation. Her family members always have colds and get sick due to the cold at home.

She wants to insulate her house walls. It will cost about 1,500,000 MNT to buy the building materials and cover the cost of a hired builder.

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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
  • 11
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,437,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,337.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Sarantuya to buy building materials and cover the cost of a hired builder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012