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Mrs. Ajaasuren is a 37-year-old widow who lives with her two children in a ger in Mongolia's Uvs province. Her son Amarjargal, age 12, and daughter Mandah, age 14, are local secondary school students.

Ajaasuren, who has been running various types of businesses in the last few years, is just starting her small consumer goods retail business at a rental counter in the local market. She is now requesting 2,000,000MNT to purchase starting inventory for that enterprise.

A hardworking, diligent and responsible woman, Ajaasuren says, "My children will soon be university students and I need to cover their advanced education costs."

Additional Information

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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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,392.5
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Ajaasuren to purchase inventory for her new consumer goods retail business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Mar 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 2, 2014