A loan of $725 helped to purchase a new window and door for her cafe and coal to heat the building this winter.

Dorjgotov's story

Dorjgotov Y. is 22 years old and lives with her parents in Bayanhongor province in central Mongolia. She and her parents live in a ger, which is a traditional Mongolian housing tent.

Y. operates a small cafe in her town, which she started in early 2009. Previously, she worked at her sister's cafe, a noodle factory and a dairy trade business. In these previous jobs, Y. gained much business knowledge and experience in food-related businesses, which enabled her to start her cafe.

Her business has progressed very quickly in its first year of operation and she is already planning to expand her building. Y. is requesting a 1,000,000 MNT loan to purchase a new window and door for her cafe building and coal to heat the building this winter.

About XacBank

XacBank was founded in 2001, and listed its first loan on Kiva in January 2009. It is the largest microfinance organization in Mongolia, but also has mainstream commercial operations. XacBank has the vision, scale and innovation to develop and implement new solutions to poverty. It is currently utilizing Kiva’s 0% lending interest rate to return 9% of interest paid from borrowers to them in the form of a savings account at the end of their loans. This not only allows borrowers to gain financially, but also encourages them to save. To get regular updates from XacBank, please join our lending team.

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