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Batsuren is 50 years old and lives with her husband and son in an apartment in the Sansar area of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her husband, Jargalsaihan, is 50 years old and runs a small firewood and charcoal business, and her son, Batjavhlan, is 23 years old, a new graduate, and works at a state-owned enterprise.

Batsuren has been working at an art school as a teacher of handcrafts for years, and is now retired and stays home. She is planning to start her own small retail business at home of selling handmade souvenir products, and is now requesting 1,500,000 MNT to purchase starting inventory and materials to start her own handmade souvenir business at home. She is a hardworking, innovative and enthusiastic woman.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 5
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,401,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,437.5
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,050 helped Batsuren to purchase starting inventory and materials to start her own handmade souvenir business at home.
91% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2013
Jun 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 30, 2014