The other uncle has a severe learning disability which means he needs nursing care at home. Tsatsral’s mother, Uyanga*, has an acute kidney disease and also suffers from high blood pressure and depression, and so is unable to work.
Tsatsral is very keen to study and go to university like her older sister but this has become incredibly difficult as their living conditons have grown increasingly violent and dangerous. Tsatsral would usually try and do all her studying and homework at school as their tiny ger was often filled with her uncle and his alcoholic friends drinking together.
Eventually, in desperation, Tsatsral and her mother moved to a little summer hut owned by a friend, far away from her uncles (her sister was away at university by this time). This meant they were safe but it would not have been possible for them to live in this flimsy structure through the bitter Mongolian winter.
When our social work team became aware of Tsatsral’s deteriorating situation they immediately took steps to help this family and provide them with the new home they so desperately needed.
The gers given by the Foundation on behalf of our sponsors are of the highest quality and come complete with sofas with expandable beds, cushions, table, chairs, kitchen unit with sink, large wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and the all-important ger stove which is used for both cooking nourishing meals and keeping the family warm in the harsh winter months.
Through the love and kindness of one person, this family’s whole world has changed. They finally have a warm and safe home where Tsatsral can study in peace.
Tsatsral’s mother asked us to express their gratitude:
“I used to worry about my daughter’s future because for children the most important thing to study successfully is living in a comfortable and peaceful home. I’m so incredibly grateful to receive this ger.”
*All names have been changed and some faces blurred to protect the privacy of this family.