A loan of $650 helped to buy sheep meat.

Norjmaa's story

Norjmaa D. is a widowed, single mother of four. Her family lives in a "ger" district (a ger district is where many people have settled in this type of nomadic home, forming a sort of ad hoc suburb) on plot of land she owns. Her eldest son runs a transport business between Uvurhangay, his home province, and Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.

In 1999, Norjmaa began to run a meat-sales business at the local food market. She buys, butchers and sells four sheep a day. She earns between 250-1,000 MNT (0.17 cents-70 cents) per kilogram. Norjmaa's eldest daughter helps her business. Since she has no storage to freeze meat, she buys few animals during the summer but buys many sheep during the winter.

Norjmaa told us in Mongolian: "By running my retail business, I'm planning to enable my children to enroll in universities for their future career. I dream of having my own big supermarket!" (At the picture: Norjmaa is sitting at the left hand)

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