A loan of $825 helped to buy some good quality seeds to grow organic vegetables and to process the land.

Oktiabr's story

Mr. Oktiabr is 31 years old and a chef. He lives with his wife and two children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Oktiabr doesn’t own any land and his family live on his parents' property. Until the end of 2010, Oktiabr had worked as a chef at a restaurant for many years and he is an experienced chef.

In January 2011 he decided to open his own cafeteria and at the moment he is renting a small cafeteria and runs it together with his wife. Oktiabr makes the dishes and his wife works as a waitress. The cafeteria is located in quite a crowded area and always full of customers. Recently Oktiabr built a greenhouse in his garden and he is planning to grow vegetables there. Nowadays food safety, especially vegetables are a big issue. Therefore Oktiabr is planning to grow his own organic vegetables and to use them in his cafeteria. He thinks it will save some costs and will attract more customers. The loan he is taking will be used to buy some good quality seeds and to process the land.

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