A loan of $1,750 helped to purchase a wider array of products in order to begin expanding his business.


Shagdarsuren's story

B. is 27 years old and lives with his wife and four-year-old son in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He and his family live in a ger, a traditional Mongolian tent, in one of the ger districts on the outskirts of the city. His wife is a salesperson at Narantuul market, one of the largest and most popular markets in Mongolia. B. operates a grocery business out of a rented stall at another local market. He began his business in 2005, and with the earnings, he has managed to buy a family car and a plot of land where he will build a house in the future.

He would like to own his own grocery store in the future so that he can ensure his family’s financial security. B. is requesting a 2,500,000 tugrug (~1700 USD) loan in order to purchase a wider array of grocery products in order to begin expanding his business.

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.

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