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Gantulga is a 36-year-old driver who lives with his family in the outer ger (tent) district, without basic infrastructure, of Ulaabaatar city, Mongolia. His spouse works in a local bakery and all three of their children attend secondary school. Previously, his family was living in a traditional Mongolian felt tent. Now the family lives in a new small house, which they built. In Mongolia, the winter is very cold, and he needs to install a heating system in his house. So he is requesting a 3,900,000 Mongolian Tugrik (MNT) loan to purchase support materials for setting up the heating system.

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About Transcapital

Transcapital is one of the leading non-bank financial institutions (NBFI) in Mongolia. Through 12 branches, it serves mainly urban and semi-urban microfinance clients, including a growing number of migrants in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Of its clients, almost 68% are women and 60% live in ger districts, settlements made up of houses and traditional Mongolian felt tents that lack basic infrastructure.

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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.

About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,365.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD
A loan of $2,875 helped Gantulga to set up heating system at his home.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2012
Sep 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 6, 2012