A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase a large amount of vegetables to store and sell later on.


Battsetseg's story

Battsetseg is 27 years old and lives with her husband and two children in a house in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Her daughter, age 8, attends a local primary school while her son, age 3, hasn't reached school age yet.

Battsetseg and her husband work together in their retail vegetable business, which they began in 2003, in one of the largest black markets in the city. Her husband drives to nearby provinces and purchases vegetables at wholesale prices, then transports the goods back to the city where Battsetseg sells them for a profit. Since beginning her business 7 years ago, she has experienced steady growth and her working capital currently exceeds 1,000,000 tugrugs (approx. 690 USD). Her daily sales are around 200,000 tugrugs (approx. 138 USD) and her average monthly profit is 350,000 tugrugs (approx. 242 USD). She is working to expand her business in the near future and is requesting a 1,500,000 tugrug loan (approx. 1,035 USD) in order to purchase a large amount of vegetables so that she can store them in her cellar until prices increase in the spring when she can sell them for a larger profit.



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