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Update on Batsuh

Batsuh is 36 years old and lives with his wife and two daughters in a ger in the Uvs province of Mongolia. His wife Uyanga, age 28, helps him to run his business of organic vegetable farming. His daughter Azzaya, age 6, goes to a local primary school and his younger daughter Buyan-Orshih, age 3, goes to kindergarten.

Batsuh has been growing organic vegetables since 2003, and he also planted 50 blackberry trees on his land. He has just been chosen to supply his organic vegetables to a local primary school for lunches and he needs an additional investment of 1,200,000 MNT to cover transportation and other expenses regarding this order and he is also planning to reserve some seeds for next year's planting period. Batsuh is a diligent and welcoming person.

Previous Loan Details

Batsuh is 35 years old and lives with his wife and two daughters in Uvs province, Mongolia. They live in a ger, a Mongolian yurt, in his parents' backyard. He manages a vegetable-trading business with the help of his wife. He started his business in 2007. Now he owns 2.5 hectares of land wher... More from Batsuh's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of XacBank's green loan program, giving Mongolian farmers the support they need to grow and process organic fruits and vegetables despite harsh conditions and short growing seasons. These loans are used to obtain critical resources, like greenhouse space to shield crops from the cold, and training for traditionally nomadic entrepreneurs who lack agricultural experience. XacBank's green loan program also helps clients to improve their heating and ventilation systems, reducing pollution and health problems caused by burning fuel.

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,459,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,397.6
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Batsuh to cover transportation and other expenses for a large order of his vegetables and he is also planning to reserve some seeds for next year's planting period.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Batsuh. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2011. Learn More