A loan of $3,100 helped to buy building and insulation materials..


Tsetsegmaa's story

Mrs. Tsetsegmaa, 44 years old, lives with her husband and two daughters in a Mongolian traditional ger (portable felt dwelling) on fenced land in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Last year she opened a grocery store and in one year she developed regular customers. Her husband transports goods between cities using his truck. Mongolian winter, known as the most cold and harsh in the world, is coming soon. So Mrs. Tsetsegmaa has decided to build a house on her land before winter. She is requesting a loan of 5,000,000 MNT to purchase building and insulation materials such as bricks, cement, fiberglass and foam. The high quality house is more comfortable and warmer than a Mongolian traditional ger. Last winter the family burned lots of coal for heating. If they were lived in house, the amount of coal burned would have been halved. The burning coal is the main source of air pollution according to the research department of Mongolia.



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