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Total loan: $3,650
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Bum-Ayush

Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / Personal Housing Expenses

A loan of $3,650 helped to thicken the walls of her house, using materials such as cement, brick, and glass-wool insulation, in order to lower the family's consumption of coal.


Bum-Ayush's story

Mrs. Bum-Ayush is 38 years old and lives with her husband and three children in her old house, which has thin wooden walls, in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. She works as a vendor in the largest informal market in the city, usually selling sports boots. She has been renting a counter there for three years. Before entering this business, she was a seamstress. Her husband is a taxi driver, and his working days begin at six o’clock in the morning, when he takes his wife and children to their schools and the market. Bum-Ayush told us that standing at the counter is hard work for a woman, especially in the winter, but it is more profitable than her previous job. Every month she needs to go to the closest border with China, about two days away by train, to buy goods. Her old house is in incredibly bad condition. Every winter, she must burn 10 tons of coal to stay warm, while other families use only 2-4 tons. Burning more coal burning releases more harmful gas and dust into the atmosphere. Bum-Ayush, like every mother, loves her children, so she is planning to thicken her house walls, using materials such as cement, bricks, and glass-wool insulation, in order to stop the heat loss through the walls. So, Bum-Ayush is requesting 5,000,000 MNT to thicken her house walls.



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: September 17, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: September 17, 2012