A loan of $3,650 helped to buy solar panels and install them on the roof of his baths with the aim of cutting the usage of charcoal.

Otgonchuluun's story

Otgonchuluun, 46 years old, lives with his wife in his two-room apartment in Darkhan, the second largest city of Mongolia. He has been running a baths business with his wife for several years. Before starting his business, Otgonchuluun was a plumbing teacher at a local school with specialized training. His wife manages a NGO that protects women’s rights.

He said that his baths business is helping people who are not able to take a shower at home. Otognchuluun’s baths business is located in the ger district, an area of the city with no running water, minimal roads, and spotty electricity.

He uses a charcoal burning stove to warm the cold water, which comes from a well. The smoke, containing dust and harmful chemicals, from the charcoal burning stove is becoming the primary source of air pollution and adversely affects people's health and environment. So, he is planning to buy solar panels and to install them on the roof of his baths.

The loan Othgonchuluun is taking will be used to install solar panels to warm the cold water. By doing this, he can cut the usage of charcoal by several times.

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