A loan of $1,575 helped to purchase more cosmetics and accessories.


Tungalag's story

Tungalag D. is 50 years old and lives with her two children in Uvurhangai Province, central Mongolia. They all live together in her ger, a traditional Mongolian tent home, in her sibling's yard. One son recently finished his bachelor’s degree and works as an engineer at the local mine.


Tungalag is a pharmacist and had worked in a drug store till 2001. Since then, she started to operate her own pharmaceutical business in the local market. In addition, she began to supplement her pharmacy earnings by selling a variety of cosmetic products and accessories such as bags, manicure sets, etc.


Tungalag stopped operating her pharmacy when pharmacies without licenses were forbidden to sell medicine. Her cosmetics trade then became her main business from 2003 on. Her other son lives and works in Korea and helps by sending cosmetics to her. She stocks up two to three times a month.


Tungalag is a very optimistic, diligent and hardworking woman. She is requesting a 2,000,000 MNT loan to purchase more cosmetics and accessories for her business.



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