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Credit Mongol is one of the first non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) 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. Founded in 2000, it has grown to become the largest NBFI in the country, serving 3,882 clients last year alone.

Today, Credit Mongol has a Kiva portfolio of $543,389 financing 469 borrowers. It operates a network of 13 branches in addition to its headquarters, and offers 19 loan products to both urban and rural clients. 

Credit Mongol provides services and loan products tailored to consumers, micro-entrepreneurs and businesses in six of Mongolia's 21 provinces. It also reaches into extremely rural and remote regions more than 700 km away from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, helping poorer citizens and small businesses that have typically lacked access to credit and other financial services. 

Uniquely, the institution offers loans for solar panel kits that are specifically designed and marketed to nomadic herders. For the many itinerant, rural families who have had no access to electricity, solar panel loans give them the opportunity to run electrical devices like lights and appliances, considerably improving their quality of life.

Credit Mongol is currently piloting a car leasing project, and hopes to introduce micro-housing loans in the near future. The institution is going through the process to become a certified bank so that it can offer even more diverse services to clients, including savings products. It also plans to open several new branches to expand its presence in rural areas.

Based on past and present success, Credit Mongol is continuously expanding to reach more micro-borrowers, and striving to become the most sustainable, socially-responsible and best performing institution of its kind in Mongolia.

You can join Credit Mongol's lending team here, or make a loan to a Credit Mongol borrower here.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Apr 14, 2010 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $4,848,600 $732,639,600
Amount of raised Inactive loans $47,225 $308,450
Number of raised Inactive loans 28 233
Amount of Paying Back Loans $1,315,925 $135,087,750
Number of Paying Back Loans 617 155,855
Amount of Ended Loans $3,485,450 $597,243,400
Number of Ended Loans 1,938 740,549
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 9.55%
Amount in Arrears $0 $8,424,213
Outstanding Portfolio $607,892 $88,215,442
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 31,109
Default Rate 0.00% 1.17%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $6,983,576
Amount of Ended Loans $3,485,450 $597,243,400
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 20,011
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 4.04% 0.29%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $195,740 $2,153,504
Refund Rate 0.09% 0.67%
Amount of Refunded Loans $4,200 $4,933,250
Number of Refunded Loans 3 5,439

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 43.38% 74.47%
Average Loan Size $1,877 $416
Average Individual Loan Size $1,877 $652
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,849
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $5,900 $5,942
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 31.81% 7.00%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 12.9 days 6.47 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $145.43 $64.24
  Average Loan Term 18.56 months 10.8 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 1,187 361,634
  Journaling Rate 48.40% 41.47%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.02 0.06
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.03 1.53

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2013 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 40% PY 38.00% PY 31.73% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 2% 5.8% -0.77%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 137.80% 156.00% 19.33%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Zorigoo Agvaan
Zorigoo Agvaan
Bayar Bat-Ochir
Ariunbold Batbileg
Purevtulga Dorjpurev
Purevtulga Dorjpurev
Batchimeg Erdenechimeg
Ganbaatar Naranbaatar
Tsolmon Turtogtokh
Enkhzaya Ulziipurev