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Baigalmaa V. is 49 years old and lives with her husband and 21-year-old daughter in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. She and her family live together in an apartment which the family was able to buy owing to their business profits. Her husband currently works for a company as a driver.

Baigalmaa operates a hair salon in the rented basement of an apartment in Ulaanbaatar where she employs three hairdressers and a massager. She started the hair salon in 2006 and her business has progressed in a short time with many clients. She has been working as a hairdresser for more than 16 years. She works very hard and is a clever woman. For the future, Baigalmaa hopes to change her workplace. She is requesting a 4,000,000 MNT loan to purchase vacuum windows and some kitchen furniture for her apartment.

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About XacBank

This loan is being administered through XacBank, a Mongolian for-profit microfinance institution. XacBank is located in every province of Mongolia, reaching some of the most rural micro business clients. With this Kiva loan, there is an opportunity for the entrepreneur to get a savings account including 9% of the interest if they pay back the loan on time. This is a special savings account that XacBank has specifically prepared for the Kiva loan borrowers to promote savings habits.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,384.5
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,900 helped Baigalmaa to purchase vacuum windows and furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010