Update on TsetsegmaaMrs. Tsetsegmaa, 44 years old, lives with her husband and two daughters in a Mongolian traditional ger (portable felt dwelling) on fenced land in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Last year she opened a grocery store and in one year she developed regular customers. Her husband transports goods between cities using his truck. Mongolian winter, known as the most cold and harsh in the world, is coming soon. So Mrs. Tsetsegmaa has decided to build a house on her land before winter. She is requesting a loan of 5,000,000 MNT to purchase building and insulation materials such as bricks, cement, fiberglass and foam. The high quality house is more comfortable and warmer than a Mongolian traditional ger. Last winter the family burned lots of coal for heating. If they were lived in house, the amount of coal burned would have been halved. The burning coal is the main source of air pollution according to the research department of Mongolia.
Previous Loan DetailsMrs. Tsetsegmaa, 43, runs a grocery store in addition to her clothing business, which she started in 2010. She lives with her husband and her two daughters in a ger, a traditional Mongolian dwelling, in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar. Her husband makes a living transporting freight. Tsetsegmaa is... More from Tsetsegmaa's previous loan »
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This loan is part of Credit Mongol's green loan program, which helps clients to gain access to electricity through solar panel kits, as well as other products for improving their heating and ventilation systems, reducing pollution and health problems caused by burning fuel.
About Credit MongolCredit 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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