A loan of $1,600 helped to buy sea buckthorn trees and to plant them on his land to harvest the berries.

Batkhuyag's story

Mr.Batkhuyag is 53 years old. He lives with his wife and three of his children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has 5 children, but the two eldest ones are married and live separately. Bathuyag has a job contract with a tourist company. He owns a minivan, which he uses to transport tourists to the countryside.

Batkhuyag owns a plot of land and recently he completed the building of a family house. Now he is working on his garden. He likes growing different plants and fruits in his garden. He is applying for a loan to buy sea buck thorn trees to plant in his garden. These trees give yellow berries that are rich in vitamin C and they can stand the very cold winter. A lots of people grow and harvest sea buck thorn berries and sell them to pharmaceutical companies for money. For 1 kilo of raw berries, on the vegetable market, the cost is around 6000 Mongolian tugriks (around 5USD).

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