Gerelt Mur Yurts for the Homeless

By Conrad Richter

Gaden Relief is helping homeless families in Ulaanbatar. Through a partnership with Gerelt Mur, a small Mongolian NGO, Gaden Relief is providing spacious new yurts to homeless families. So far yurts have been given to three homeless families, including two single mothers.

The traditional Mongolian yurt is known as a ger. A high quality ger large enough for a young family costs about $1,000. Gers are warm and comfortable, and very strong and stable, even in the middle of winter, and they last for years. They are the most cost-effective form of housing in Mongolia today.

A ger under construction. Once the lattice walls and ceiling poles are in place, a felt cover is placed over the structure and bound down tight.

A ger under construction. Once the lattice walls and ceiling poles are in place, a felt cover is placed over the structure and bound down tight.

There is no shortage of young families lacking a place to live in Ulaanbatar. Recent migration of nomads to the city has created a great need for inexpensive accommodation and Gaden Relief is able to help. For each $1,000 donated to the Gerelt Mur project enables us to give a new yurt to a young homeless family. Please consider making a donation.

Gerelt Mur helps poor people in other ways. It runs an orphanage and helps put kids through school by paying school fees and providing books, uniforms, and stationary.

The Gerelt Mur Center is a not-for-profit NGO established in 2006 in Ulaanbatar. Its primary goal is to help school-aged children from poor families continue their education. Geralt Mur was founded by Gerlee Damdin, a dynamic Mongolian woman who has generously offered logistic and organizational assistance to Gaden Relief’s Mongolia projects over the years.

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