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Winter Kits - Providing Essential Winter Clothing to Children from Low-Income Families

This project focuses on the physical needs of children.  Each year in autumn we purchase winter clothing, which we make into kits to distribute to children from low-income families.  Each kit contains:  a hat, gloves, scarf, thermal underwear, a thick jacket and warm boots.

Children who receive the kits are able to attend school throughout the winter, instead of staying home during the coldest months of the year.  Because they miss fewer days of school through sickness or absenteeism their opportunity to gain a good education is maximised.

In 2013, kits were distributed to 84 children in Nalaikh town and Khovd town.  This year we hope to distribute at least as many kits.

A bonus to the project is that the warm clothing is passed on to siblings, meaning that the total number of beneficiaries increases over time.




I’m Buyanzayaa and I’m 11 years old.  There are eight people in my family.  My father is an unemployed alcoholic.  He occasionally finds work as a labourer.  We have a very difficult life.  We don’t have enough food and we can’t buy coal for heating in winter, so we collect berries from a distant hill and go through rubbish looking for things to burn for heating.

My younger sister and I are so happy to have warm winter clothes.  My parents could never afford to buy me such lovely new things.  I used to suffer terribly from the cold in winter and always felt ashamed around other children.  Now I don’t need to be afraid of the cold.  Thank you!









My name is Munguntsagaan.  I’m 12 years old.  There are seven people in my family.  My parents are both unemployed and my father is an alcoholic.  Thank you for giving me such lovely clothes.  This is the first time in my life that I have ever received brand new clothing.