Agence France-PresseOctober 3, 2013 12:16
Sat in a tent on the outskirts of Mongolia's capital, Norihil Gendenpil lives on the physical -- and economic -- margins of a booming city filling up with skyscrapers.
The 88-year-old grandmother still worries daily about the rising cost of food for herself and 20 children, grandchildren and other family members.
"Every morning the price goes up," she says, sitting in her yurt, a traditional felt tent used by Mongolian nomads for generations.
"But I don't want to ask anything of my daughters, since they themselves are struggling to make ends meet."