A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children

by Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A Dream Home, GER for Mongolian Needy Children
A new ger built by TFCF Mongolia
A new ger built by TFCF Mongolia

It has been three years to receive the project support through GlobalGiving. We are grateful to have you with us and I believe you have changed many disadvantaged children in Mongolia positively. As we described in the project purpose, we would give children more than a ger but also a better environment to grow up.

I would like to sincerely thank you on behalf of the staff and the assisted children in Mongolia. We have had great success in working together with you. Thank you again for your generous donation and support in our project. You may find that the project is of great worth and we achieved our mission to change and re-develop children who participated in our project.

It’s time to say goodbye to this project and we know that it is not the end but another new starting. In order to serve more vulnerable children in the world, we will keep moving forward to fit their needs specifically. We are truly grateful for your dedication to helping TFCF assisted children, and hope you will support Taiwan Fund for Children and Families as you did before and we are continually looking forward to receiving your assistance.

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

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The photo of Jargal, his mother and siblings
The photo of Jargal, his mother and siblings

Jargal is a 16-year-old boy, an 11th gradestudent who lives with his mother and 3 siblings. His step-father died of illness in 2019 and his mother has no stable job. Mostly, she stays at home and take care of the children as a single parent. They live on subsidies and financial support from relatives and friends. Jargal’s younger brother is studying in the 4th grade and younger sister is in the 2nd grade of the primary school and the youngest sister is in the kindergarten.

“I don’t have a stable income but I have to raise four children. I always feel sorry for them because I can’t afford to support my family's living even though I know that the environment is important to children’s growth. I can only continue to rely on my parents and live in a poor quality yurt. Through the TFCF Mongolia Branch Office, they provide us with a new yurt to improve our living environment immediately. I feel very grateful and it gives the children the new hope. Now I plan to actively go out to find a job and hope that I can rely on it in the future. I also plan to grow vegetables in the yard. Although we still need to bear the rent of the land for building the yurt, we don’t have to worry about the living problems, the messy environment, and the dangers of long distances. We really appreciate the assistance of TFCF, donors and the company of social workers, so now our whole family are full of new hope and expect to have a better life in the future. ”  

- Message from Jargal’s mother

** Jargal is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

The second wave of COVID-19

The coronavirus is now spreading all over the world and the Mongolian government has announced to close the borders starting from the end of February to the end of August. It also affects Mongolia’s internal economy, and the local unemployment rate continues to rise, especially affecting the lives of families with only one working population. Many families can only rely on welfare subsidies and relief for their livelihoods. Although TFCF Mongolian Branch Office provides basic necessities to maintain their lives and emergency relief assistance for families in economic crisis, many families have no capacity to improve their living environment. This year, there were 50 families who applied for the yurts. In order to protect children's right of residence, we will provide the new yurts to 20 families in urgent need and yurt items to 2 families in the second half of this year. I hope that we can work together with people from all walks of life to help Mongolian children to have a safe house.

With gratitude,
Wen Hung

Grandparents' yurt on the hard walk hill
Grandparents' yurt on the hard walk hill
Grandparents' old yurt
Grandparents' old yurt
Inside the old yurt
Inside the old yurt
The new yurt for Jargal's family
The new yurt for Jargal's family
A better place for living
A better place for living

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Lived in the borrowed ger from father's friend
Lived in the borrowed ger from father's friend

Tsetseg is a 12-year-old girl, a sixth grade student who lives with her parents and grows up as the oldest with 2 brothers and 1 sister. In her family, two brothers are studying at the primary school in Grade 2 and 4, and the youngest sister goes to the kindergarten currently.

“I had my four fingers on my left hand cut off years ago and also my wife diagnosed with a mental illness, it was really a difficult time for me and my family got into trouble with the finances afterwards. My family has started to receive the family assistances through TFCF Mongolia branch service since 2017. I am grateful to have TFCF help us find a job and both my wife and I work for coal packing in winters. However, we are unable to have our own ger but living at the borrowed and old ger due to the situation of low income. As a father, I feel sorry that I cannot give my children a good living space or enough food.

My heartfelt thanks to you all for the great donation through TFCF specialized and effective aid programs. In these years, TFCF care and serve us closely, furthermore, give us a home, our own ger at this moment. Because of your support, all of my children have a clean, warm and safe environment to grow up. Thank you very much! I will keep working hard and be a good father to my children.”            

- Message from Tsetseg’s father

** Tsetseg is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Non-stop service

The coronavirus is now spreading all over the world and the Mongolian government has announced to close all schools and kindergartens starting from January 27 to the end of April because Mongolia is bordered by China. All children are not allowed to go out and many parents are going to face unemployment suddenly. The request of our project has been increased rapidly, and there are around 40 families applied our project. TFCF has supported two families by building a new ger. We hope we can maximize into 7 families, and assist 6 families to repair their gers.

We understand that this is a truly global crisis and we will do our best to keep the project moving forward because of your support! Wish all of our assisted families and children to overcome the coronavirus crisis! I also hope all of you are safe and healthy in your country, and it is really hard to face such a difficult situation in the world. I am willing to see your feedback and tell us how you are doing there. Let us pray to God, who alone makes us dwell in safety.

I wish you, your family and friends, the very best of health.

With gratitude,
Wen Hung

Inside old ger we lived
Inside old ger we lived
My family photo in front of our new home!
My family photo in front of our new home!
So happy to move in today!
So happy to move in today!
My mother is hanging new wall curtains.
My mother is hanging new wall curtains.
We are happy to help my dear mother!
We are happy to help my dear mother!

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Happy New Year at our new home!
Happy New Year at our new home!

Ouengar is a 16-year-old girl, a tenth grade student who lives with her parents and 7 siblings and grows up as the oldest with 3 brothers and 4 sisters. In her family, five of children are studying at primary and secondary schools including Grade 1, 3, 5, 8, and 10, and two of children go to the kindergarten. The youngest sister is a nine-month-old baby.

“We were originally a nomadic family living in the pastoral area of Uvs Province in Mongolia and we have suffered at the hands of brutal dzud winter. All of our sheep were dying of the winter snow disease then we moved to Darkhan Province, shortly thereafter. It was really difficult to earn enough money for our family, so my husband went to work for illegal logging and was arrested and prosecuted by police while logging. Ouengar's father sentenced to 6 years in prison. He discharged from prison in 2016 and we moved to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to restart our new life. However, it’s still difficult to find a good job to support our family. Finally, he got a job as the assistant in the automotive repair factory. The working hours is quite long but the job is more stable and secured. I am happy to see all of us are healthy and live together.

We still have the financial problem and we also need to pay 50000 MNT rental every month to live in an old Mongolia ger. I am grateful that TFCF social worker understood our difficulties and supported us to receive your help through GlobalGiving Project and gave us a new and big ger for us. We love our children very much, and I thank you to give me the chance and allow us to live together at our new home. I also got a new job as a cleaner after we moved in to our new home. Definitely, I will work hard with my husband and I believe that we will be able to take care our children with our love and let them grow in the healthy environment and be a giving person like you.”

- Message from Ouengar’s mother

** Ouengar is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Happy New Year of 2020

Thank you for staying with us in the past year. As we all know that a safe and healthy living space is very important for children growth, so we choose to provide the Mongolia Ger project for needy children and families in Mongolia since years ago. We would like to invite you to join us again in 2020 and I believe that we may benefit more children well with your support.

The Lunar New Year is coming soon, and we look forward to continuing to provide children and families with the most valuable services available through TFCF branches. We want to thank you all for your tremendous support last year. Our work would not be possible without you.

I wish you and your family a joyful, healthy and prosperous new year ahead!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

A new ger arrival
A new ger arrival
The contents of our ger
The contents of our ger
New ger under construction
New ger under construction
Siblings helped build the ger together.
Siblings helped build the ger together.
Mother and the ger
Mother and the ger
My brother helped build the part of roof.
My brother helped build the part of roof.
We are so happy to play around our new home!
We are so happy to play around our new home!

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Himalayan Heroes visits Gerel's family in Mongolia
Himalayan Heroes visits Gerel's family in Mongolia

Gerel is a 11-year-old girl, a sixth grade student who lives with her father and a sister. Gerel’s sister is a fourth grade student. Her family has changed and started to suffer more difficulties when their mother died of illness in 2012.

“You are unable to image how worse I was while my wife passed away suddenly. I started to drink heavily and became an alcoholic father, so my three daughters moved to live with my mother in law afterwards. It was really sad that my oldest daughter died of mysterious illness in January 2016. My mother in law also got liver cancer and died in 2018. I knew she faced a lot of pressure and also spent her retirement pensions for my girls, and I realized that I had to change and take responsibility for my family finally. However, I work very hard and I still cannot offer to pay for our own living space for my family. I greatly appreciate the financial assistance you have provided us including a free ger, our new home, and it allowed us to move out from the relative's house. Moreover, I wish to especially thank TFCF social workers for giving my children long-term care and assistance with their amazing attitudes and professionalism during my absence. I will keep working hard and protecting my girls from now on. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to recover my family.”

- Message from Gerel’s father

** Gerel is the fake name due to the fact that the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Our dear friends, Himalayan Heroes

I want to express my sincere appreciation for the support of Himalayan Heroes. Their commitment was incredibly generous and helped us reach our fundraising needs. Not just the donation, but personal visits, Mr. Tito Moyse and members of Himalayan Heroes came to visit TFCF Mongolia recently when they travelled in Mongolia. They also gave the warmest regards to Gerel’s family and visited their ger which was under construction during their visit period. Thank Himalayan Heroes for participating in our project and we do treasure the partnership and friendship with Himalayan Heroes.      

The prices of Mongolia Ger has kept going up and up this year, and it brings more difficulties for disadvantaged families who need a ger before the winter coming. TFCF has done our best to provide 13 families in total so far this year and there are 7 households to receive the replacement of furniture, walls, wooden floor etc. Winter is coming again, and we are glad to have you with us. Thank you!

Wish you all the best!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

New ger arrival
New ger arrival
New ger under construction
New ger under construction
Gerel helped build the ger with father.
Gerel helped build the ger with father.
I love to clean our new home!
I love to clean our new home!
Gerel played with her sister outside of their home
Gerel played with her sister outside of their home
We have the study space at home now!
We have the study space at home now!

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Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Location: Taichung - China-Taiwan
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Wen Hung
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Wen Hung
Taichung, China-Taiwan

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