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Gongorsuren, 43, lives with his wife and two sons in a ger (a Mongolian yurt) in Uvs province, Mongolia. His wife is a chef. His elder son will soon go to college. His younger son is a secondary school student.

Gongorsuren has graduated from a Mercy Corps. training program and has started a Buryat shoe-making business. He would like to operate a sustainable business and would like to have regular customers, but he doesn't have a sewing machine and manually makes his Buryat shoes, so he has very low productivity. He wants to buy a sewing machine to increase his productivity and business income. He is a diligent and humble man. He said, "I am planning to pay my son's college tuition by increasing my business income because my elder son will go to college this year." He is requesting 2,000,000 MNT to buy a sewing machine.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of XacBank's startup loan program targeting loans to clients who are classified as very poor on the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI). This program provides special training to startup loan recipients, and offers them an annual interest rate that is 2.4% to 3.6% lower than for standard loans. By funding this loan, you are supporting a program that helps borrowers get their businesses off the ground.

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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  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,322.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,525 helped Gongorsuren to buy a sewing machine for making shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013