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Battulga, 28, is married and lives with his wife and three children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, residing in a two-room house in his father's backyard on the outskirts of the city. Two of their children attend a local primary school.

Battulga began making Mongolian traditional boots in 2006, assisted by his wife while taking care of the children at home. They manufactured the footwear by hand until they bought a sewing machine for 365,000 MNT in 2010, a purchase that has made their job much easier. The boots they now produce are both traditional and modern styles which are bought by both Mongolians and foreign visitors. Battulga and his wife currently have one employee who earns a salary of 150,000 MNT per month.

Their business has expanded little by little and will continue to grow. Battulga is a hardworking person and caring father who says, "We have our sewing machine and we need to have our own workshop in the future." He is requesting a loan of 700,000 MNT to buy leather and other necessary materials for his boot-making business.

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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 Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,245.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Battulga to buy leather and other necessary materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 26, 2011