Christmas sheep bring smiles in Mongolia

Dulamsuren is a 12 year-old girl in Mongolia. She lives with her family in this house, called a ger. A few winters ago, a blizzard devastated her father's herd of sheep and goats. 

Dulamsuren with a baby goat in front of her home, called a ger.
Dulamsuren with a baby goat in front of her home, called a ger.

That could have been the end of the story. But thanks to amazing World Vision Gift Catalogue donors, Dulamsuren's family received 20 new sheep. The gift has helped them thrive.

One of the benefits of the gift has been that the family flock of sheep and goats has grown! Dulamsuren, her mother Dolgosuren, and her grandmother Surenkhorloo are able to make dried, fermented milk patties from goat's milk to eat and sell. The food is highly nutritious and a source of income for their family.

Dulamsuren's family also benefits from a greenhouse set up by World Vision. Here, her father Boldbaatar and World Vision staff member Nasanbayar, enjoy some of the fruits of the community's labour. 

As a sponsored child, Dulamsuren is getting a quality education that makes the future look bright!

The family herd is bathed in the golden glow of sunset and prosperity. All because of givers like you! Light up some lives yourself with this year's Gift Catalogue donations. 

Photos by Jon Warren. Story by Megan Radford.