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Mrs. Sarangerel, 42 years old, lives with her three children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. She has been rendering taxi service to local people since 2004 and before that business, she had worked as a saleswoman at a grocery store. Her elder daughter studies in drama college. The house they live in has deteriorated over the years and loses heat through its walls and windows. She is requesting a loan of 2,500,000 MNT to buy a low pressure heater and vacuum-insulated windows. The burning of coal is the main source of air pollution in Mongolia according to state research center. After installing a heater and windows, Mrs. Sarangerel's family will live in a comfortable and warm place where less coal is burned and less pollutants are released.

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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 Mongol

Credit 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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About Mongolia

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Mongolia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,491,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,654.5
    Mongolia Tugriks (MNT) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,525 helped Sarangerel to buy a low pressure heater and vacuum-insulated windows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2013
Oct 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2015