A loan of $3,625 helped to brick up his house with brick and fiberglass insulation and install double-glazed windows in order to improve the energy-efficiency of his house.


Bayarsaikhan's story

Mr. Bayarsaikhan is 38 years old and lives with his wife and 2 children in his wooden house in Erdenet, the third largest city of Mongolia. This city was built in the1970s, leaning on the large copper deposit which is called Erdenet. Since 2000, Bayarsaikhan has been working as a blaster in a local mining company. His children are 16 and 7 and attend local schools. His wife runs a taxi business using their car. He bought his house in 2008 with money he earned since 2002. The global economic crisis let him a buy house because all real estate prices fell. Before the winter he is planning to thicken his house walls by brick and fiberglass insulation and to replace his wooden windows with double-glazed new ones to burn less charcoal and wood. By doing this his family will cut the usage of charcoal which has being called the primary source of air pollution. The loan Bayarsaikhan is taking will be used to complete this work in order to improve the energy-efficiency of his house.



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