A loan of $1,400 helped to purchase animals and expand his pet shop.

Ochir's story

Ochir B. is 26 years old and lives with his wife in Uvurkhangai province, Mongolia. They live together in a traditional Mongolian nomadic housing tent, called a “ger.”

Ochir operates a small pet shop as well as a taxi service in his town with the help of his wife. His wife is mainly responsible for managing the pet shop where they sell many animals including dogs, cats, and fish, as well as a variety of animal products.

Ochir uses the family car to operate his taxi service. He started operating as a taxi driver in 2005 by transporting people to and from his province and the surrounding provinces. After growing his business, he used his savings to open the pet shop.

Ochir and his wife have many plans for their businesses in the future. They hope to soon expand the rented space in which they now operate the pet shop. Ochir is a very hardworking businessman and is known for his good character.

He says, "I want to have a large pet store in the future." He is requesting a 2,000,000 MNT loan to purchase animals and expand his pet shop.

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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