Bujinlham is 52 years old. She lives with her husband and daughter, age 18, in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. They live in a ger, a traditional Mongolian felt tent, in the outer ger districts of the city.
Bujinlham offers coping, scanning, and printing services at a rented space. She works there with her husband, who works as a trained English and Russian translator.
Bujinlham began her service five years ago. Now their daily income amounts to approximately 55,000 Mongolian tugriks (MNT). Bujinlham wants to buy new equipment and devices for her computer-service business to improve effectiveness and efficiency. She is requesting a loan of 1,200,000 MNT to buy a new scanner and laser printer to increase her work output.
Transcapital is one of the leading non-bank financial institutions (NBFI) in Mongolia. Through 12 branches, it serves mainly urban and semi-urban microfinance clients, including a growing number of migrants in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Of its clients, almost 68% are women and 60% live in ger districts, settlements made up of houses and traditional Mongolian felt tents that lack basic infrastructure.