A loan of $400 helped to buy a cover for her business ger (yurt).

Uranchimeg's story

Uranchimeg, 45, lives with her 5 children in a ger (a Mongolian yurt) in Govisumber province, Mongolia. She has raised her children alone since her husband passed away a few years ago. Four of Uranchimeg's children are college students.

Uranchimeg operates a food making and sales business, selling food to train passengers. The trains come 2 or 3 times a day. Uranchimeg started her business in 1997, and her oldest son helps her with it. Uranchimeg operates her business in a ger. She is a hardworking and good-natured woman. Her children's education is very important to her, and she needs to expand her business to pay for her children's tuition. Uranchimeg would like to increase the types of products she sells. She says, "I am working for my children's future. I have to save enough money for their college tuition." Uranchimeg is requesting 500,000 MNT to buy a cover for her business ger, for protection from cold and rain.

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