It is estimated that one third of the population live below the poverty line. Over the last two decades, up to thirty thousand people moved each year to the city, resulting in the vast shanty district surrounding Ulaanbaatar.
We address the specific needs of children, and our social workers work closely with local governors and community organisations to help make education, healthcare, nutrition and family support available to young children.
As part of Asral’s training programme, three hundred and fifty women were trained in sewing and felt-making. MIM (Made In Mongolia) is a non-profit initiative established to provide employment options for women.
High unemployment has resulted in increased crime, high rates of alcoholism and social problems. We work with the juvenile detention centre and women’s prison, offering practical and moral support to people who are experiencing despair and loss of hope.