A loan of $1,150 helped to cover the cost of a low-pressure furnace for her old house.


Solongo's story

Mrs. Solongo, 42, runs a collection point for recycled materials in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. She has been running her business alone for six years. She is widowed and she lives with her three children in her old house which is located in the 'ger' district of the city. Her business earnings do not usually suffice to meet her family necessities, because all of her children attend secondary school.

This summer she is planning to do some renovation on her old house that is in bad condition. One of them will be having a low-pressure furnace installed in it. In wintertime, her house becomes very cold to live in with a coal furnace. She also thinks it will be very useful and important to cut down on smoky coal usage.

Every year she pays a great deal to buy the coal for heating her home. It also makes the air pollution worse all around the city. Air pollution and air quality is becoming one of biggest issues in Mongolian households and big cities. The loan she is taking out will be used to cover the cost of a low-pressure furnace for her old house.



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