Although Mongolia has the lowest population density in the world, it is one of the most polluted countries. This is due to the long cold winters where temperatures frequently go below -40 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees Fahrenheit) even in the cities. Also, in summer, many parts of the country are extremely cold and are known to have snowstorms. Both homes and nomadic tents burn a lot of fuel and emit huge amounts of pollution every night from families who are simply trying to stay warm. As well, the extremely toxic smoke from cars is one of main reasons for Mongolian air pollution.
In response to this, Credit Mongol offers Green Loans to their clients to make home improvements that reduce heat loss and improve heating systems and also so they can buy cars that run on natural gas. We believe that together we can decrease pollution and the harmful effects it has on the environment and the health of Mongolians. The loan that Altantsetseg is taking out will be used to buy the building and insulation materials to repair her apartment.
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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 MongolCredit 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.
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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.
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