Grocery Store

Mr. T. returned to Mongolia in 2016. He decided to use his reintegration assistance to open a grocery store and attended an accounting training course to help him start his business. Mr T. is satisfied with his decision and earns a regular income from his work now.

Taxi Business

Mr. N. returned to Mongolia in 2016. After his return, he used his reintegration assistance to open a taxi business. Meanwhile he can cover his daily expenses with his income.

Shoe Shop

Ms. J. returned to Mongolia in fall 2014. As she had planned before leaving Switzerland, she opened a small shoe shop after her return. With the reintegration assistance grant, she paid the rent for several months for her store and bought a stock of different shoes to sell. He store is on the first floor of a big shopping mall. Ms. J. is satisfied with her current situation. With the money she earns from her shoe shop, she is financially independent. Ms. J. is currently employing one additional person in her shop and she would like to further expand her business.

Wood Carving

In fall 2014, Mr. N. decided to return voluntarily from Switzerland to Mongolia. After his return, he opened a wood carving workshop. With the reintegration assistance grant, he could purchase different tools and equip his workshop. The workshop is located in a garage underneath a restaurant. As the restaurant is family owned, Mr. N. does not have to pay any rental fees. Mr. N. has launched his business together with two friends who are now his business partners. They offer different products upon order and also fabricate entire yurts. Mr. N. is quite happy with his current situation. However, his daily income varies quite a bit according to the demand for his services and products. Mr. N. is trying to save money to purchase additional machines for an expansion of his workshop.


In Fall 2014, Ms. T. returned voluntarily from Switzerland to Mongolia. Ms. T. originally planned to grow vegetables in greenhouses. However, after her return, she realized that during the long and cold Mongolian winter, the heating costs for greenhouses would be extremely high. Additionally, vegetables imported from abroad are available at very low prices in Mongolia throughout the year. Ms. T. realized that a greenhouse project would not be profitable for her.
Therefore, Ms. T. decided to invest the reintegration assistance grant into the purchase of ayurt and four cows instead. The animals are raised at her brother’s place a little outside of Ulaanbaatar. Ms. T.’s brother owns cattle of his own and takes care of the animals. The milk produced by the cows is frozen and transported and sold to supermarkets in Ulaanbaatar twice or three times a week. Ms. T. earns a regular income from the sale of milk. With this income, she can cover the daily costs of living for herself and her son. Her second child is currently studying in Russia.

Sheep Farming

With the support that the State Secretariat for migration granted him, Mr. D bought sheep and goats. Now, he produces milk, wool, cashmere and meat. He is satisfied about his situation.

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