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A loan of $4,675 helped to buy a heating system for his sister.


Munkh-Erdene's story

Mr. Munkh-Erdene, 33 years old, lives with his wife and three children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has been working as a coal transporter for eight consecutive years and, especially in summer, he travels far away to transport goods between Ulaanbaatar and Erlian, a border city with China.

While his family has income sources, his sister is unemployed and lives in a house without a heating system. So he has decided to install a heating system in his sister’s old wooden house as preparation for the harsh winter period. Also, his sister wants to make her house into a food store as an income source.

Munkh-Erdene is requesting a loan of 6,500,000 MNT to buy insulating materials as well as a heating system. As a result, the house will get warm and it will consume less coal; in return it will greatly contribute to efforts against air pollution.



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