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Update on Altantuya

Altantuya is 37 years old and lives with her husband and son in house in Hovd province, Mongolia. Her husband Tungalagtuya is 38 years old and helps her business. Her adopted son Amarbayan is 6 months old. She is a hardworking and honest person.

Altantuya started her business in 2000 by selling organic salt retail at the local market. She extracted organic salt from the Nariin river of Hovd province. She produced iodized salt out of organically extracted salt from river. During the winter, the river freezes, and extracting salt is impossible.

She has years of experience, declaring that "I am one of three big salt retailers within the province." She needs a loan of MNT 6,000,000 to pay transportation and production costs of organic iodized salt.

Previous Loan Details

Altantuya is 36 years old and lives with her husband in a house in Hovd province of Mongolia. Her husband helps with the family business. Altantuya operates a salt trading business. She started her business in 2004 at Han-Ord market. She has gained a lot of business experience. Her husband suppor... More from Altantuya's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of XacBank's green loan program, giving Mongolian farmers the support they need to grow and process organic fruits and vegetables despite harsh conditions and short growing seasons. These loans are used to obtain critical resources, like greenhouse space to shield crops from the cold, and training for traditionally nomadic entrepreneurs who lack agricultural experience. XacBank's green loan program also helps clients to improve their heating and ventilation systems, reducing pollution and health problems caused by burning fuel.

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,378.0
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $4,375 helped Altantuya to cover transportation and production costs of organic iodized salt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013