A loan of $1,100 helped to renovate her family's home.


Odonchimeg's story

Odonchimeg, 26 years old, lives with her husband and two children in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia. The family resides in a traditional Mongolian ger (portable felt dwelling). Her husband has been working as a railroader at the train station. Also, in wintertime, her husband renders taxi services to local people.

Odonchimeg has been working as a train hostess at the train station since 2010. Her elder son studies at first grade.

The ger the family lives in has deteriorated over the past years and needs some renovation by changing its felt and by building a barn which will be joined with the door. So, Odonchimeg is requesting a loan of MNT 1,500,000 to purchase felt and planks.

During harsh winter times, the family is chilled down to their cores and they burn lots of coal in order to heat the ger. By changing its old felt with new felt, their home will have a better defense against strong storms and frosts. Building a barn conjoined with the door will decrease the force of incoming winds and will be used for storage of food and wood.

As a result of the loan, the family will burn less coal, thus contributing to the efforts against air pollution, due to the warm and insulated traditional Mongolian ger. Odonchimeg is a very hard-working individual who wants to improve her family's living standard.



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