Davaahuu T. is 22 years old and lives with his wife and one-year-old son in Uvs Province, one of Mongolia's western provinces. Davaahuu has a small business with his wife. He runs a small shoe repair shop in the town. His shop is located inside the local black market and that is why they are usually busy with customers' orders. In addition to shoe repair, Davaahuu and his wife would like to make traditional warm shoes for cold weather. They see a high demand for cheap, warm shoes and Davaahuu's wife knows how to make such traditional winter shoes. Davaahuu would one day like to have a small family-owned shoe factory in which they could make various traditional shoes.
He has requested a loan to purchase raw materials needed for shoe making.