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Gantuya is a 47-year-old woman who lives with her husband and three children in a ger (a Mongolian yurt) in the Ovorkhangai province of Mongolia. Her husband works in a mining company as a mechanic.

She has been working at a tailoring company since 2002, tailoring national clothes by customers' order. She is planning to operate her own tailoring business and is going to produce work gloves by contract with the company where her husband works. She is an open-minded and diligent woman. She is requesting 1,000,000 MNT (Mongolian tugriks) to purchase raw materials to produce gloves and supply the mining company where her husband works.

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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
  • 2
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,398,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,370.5
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $750 helped Gantuya to purchase raw materials to produce gloves.
97% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013