Kiva Yurts

Did you know that 60% of the population of Ulaanbaatar (the capital of Mongolia) live in yurts? And that the World Bank estimates the 60% of the pollution in the city during the heating season is attributed to coal burned to heat these yurts?

This December Kiva introduced three types of personal consumption “green loans” involving energy efficient stoves, yurt covers, and energy efficient fuel through the Eco Products Team at XacBank in Mongolia (they also have a carbon partnership with yurtcozy).

Read Beth Ritchey’s blog post to learn more about Kiva and yurts!

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2 responses to “Kiva Yurts

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