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Battsetseg is a 27-year-old single woman. She lives with her parents and her only daughter in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Her parents are pensioners and they help by looking after her daughter, giving Battsetseg a chance to work full time. They live in a ger, a traditional Mongolian nomadic tent.

Battsetseg runs a garment and underwear retail business. Once a month she travels to China to buy her products at wholesale price and resells them to customers. We see that her business is improving dramatically in recent years.

In spring 2010, she started a building project for the family house. The house is half complete. The basement and walls are erected. This year, she is planning to complete the building project, but she lacks funding. Battsetseg is planning to build her house greener than ordinary houses. She wants to put foam insulation materials between the walls and roof, and also to install double glazed windows to make the house more insulated from the cold and wind. She is also planning to install an efficient central heating system in the house to save on heating costs. She says all these additional things will make the house warm, cost effective and green in terms of smoke emission. She is asking for a loan to buy necessary building materials and recruit a builder to complete her building project.

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This loan is part of Credit Mongol's green loan program, which helps clients to purchase products for improving their heating and ventilation systems, reducing pollution and health problems caused by burning coal in the winter.

About Credit Mongol

Credit Mongol is the largest non-banking financial institution (NBFI) in Mongolia. Its mission is to contribute to the prosperity of Mongolians by providing high-quality, affordable and varied financial services to micro-entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized businesses. It prioritizes serving remote, rural populations that have typically lacked access to credit and other financial services. Uniquely, it offers solar panel loans to nomadic herders, most of whom live without electricity.

About Housing Loans

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About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,210.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,900 helped Battsetseg to buy necessary building materials and recruit a builder to complete her building project.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2011
May 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2011