Street children in Mongolia

Street children in Ulaanbaatar Ganbaatar (10 Years)

Potrait of Ganbaatar Ganbaatar didn't want to tell why he ran away from home.

Ganbaatar ran away from home, when he was 5 years old. His parents are unemployed and 37 years old. They live together with 4 older sisters in the edges of Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator) in a yurt.

Ganbaatar didn't want to tell why he ran away from home, or even if the reason was his parents. One Month ago, Ganbaatar saw his parents at the market, but he didn't speak to them, because, as he said himself, he has disowned them.

In the street Ankhbayar, Tsog-Erdene and Suhbat became friends with Ganbaatar and Ganbaatar slept with them in an entrance to a dwelling. In the Summertime Ganbaatar begs food and money from the tourists. He started to smoke in the street and sometimes he is afraid, like Ankhbayar, that other street children will beat him.

Ganbaatar would like to be a Doctor and help other people.

Painted picture from Ganbaatar. You can see an ambulance.
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