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Tsengelmaa, 38, lives with her husband and two children in her wooden house in the ger district of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. This area has no running water, minimal roads and spotty electricity.

Tsengelmaa has been a mathematics teacher in secondary school for seven years. Her husband runs a taxi business.

This summer, her family built a house, but it is not finished. They need more construction material. So before the winter she is planning to reconstruct her house and to thicken the walls with materials that keep the heat as long as possible. She will use brick to thicken house walls from the outside and basalt wool from the inside. By doing this, she can cut the use of charcoal by several times compared to her current house.

She is requesting a 5,000,000 MNT loan. The loan Tsengelmaa is taking will be used to thicken her house walls and to repair her house.

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More information about this loan

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

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About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,382.3
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,625 helped Tsengelmaa to thicken her house walls and to repair her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014