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Mr Gerelt-Od is 32 years old, not married, and lives with his parents in the western province of Mongolia. His parents are retired and live on a pension. Because his parents were elderly, Mr Gerelt-Od left secondary school and became a herder. He has experience as a driver, because he needed to drive cars and trucks in the countryside. He has since moved, with his parents, to the center of the province.

Now he plans to his open a transportation business and he has decided to purchase a truck. In Mongolia it is possible to buy a truck for 7,000,000 MNT. He has sold his livestock for 4,000,000 MNT, but he still needs a 3,000,000 MNT loan to purchase the truck. Although Mr Gerelt-Od has a limited education, he is a hardworking man. Last year, he built his private house with four rooms.

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This loan is part of XacBank's startup loan program targeting loans to clients who are classified as very poor on the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI). This program provides special training to startup loan recipients, and offers them an annual interest rate that is 2.4% to 3.6% lower than for standard loans. By funding this loan, you are supporting a program that helps borrowers get their businesses off the ground.

About XacBank

This loan is being administered through XacBank, a Mongolian for-profit microfinance institution. XacBank is located in every province of Mongolia, reaching some of the most rural micro business clients. With this Kiva loan, there is an opportunity for the entrepreneur to get a savings account including 9% of the interest if they pay back the loan on time. This is a special savings account that XacBank has specifically prepared for the Kiva loan borrowers to promote savings habits.

About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,382.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD