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Odonchimeg, 26 years old, lives with her husband and two children in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia. The family resides in a traditional Mongolian ger (portable felt dwelling). Her husband has been working as a railroader at the train station. Also, in wintertime, her husband renders taxi services to local people.

Odonchimeg has been working as a train hostess at the train station since 2010. Her elder son studies at first grade.

The ger the family lives in has deteriorated over the past years and needs some renovation by changing its felt and by building a barn which will be joined with the door. So, Odonchimeg is requesting a loan of MNT 1,500,000 to purchase felt and planks.

During harsh winter times, the family is chilled down to their cores and they burn lots of coal in order to heat the ger. By changing its old felt with new felt, their home will have a better defense against strong storms and frosts. Building a barn conjoined with the door will decrease the force of incoming winds and will be used for storage of food and wood.

As a result of the loan, the family will burn less coal, thus contributing to the efforts against air pollution, due to the warm and insulated traditional Mongolian ger. Odonchimeg is a very hard-working individual who wants to improve her family's living standard.

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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.

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About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,397,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,394.5
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,100 helped Odonchimeg to renovate her family's home.
92% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014