Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990380
Name: Sanjidmaa
Parent's name: Naidansharav
Ovog: Sersmaa
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1943
Ethnicity: Halh
Occupations: retired

Additional Information
Education: secondary
Notes on education: büren dund
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Hanhongor sum, Ömnögovi aimag
Lives in: Hanhongor sum (or part of UB), Ömnögovi aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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Summary of Interview 090928A with Sanjidmaa by Sarantsetseg

N. Sanjidmaa finished her elementary education in 1957 and started herding livestock. She worked for a hospital from 1963 until her retirement in 1991. She finished a nursing program in 1965 and eventually graduated from the Dornogovi aimag medical school in 1986.

In the beginning of the interview she talks about her parents, childhood and the relationship between children and parents. She also mentions about the educational system, cultural campaigns, lifestyle during socialism, community and power.

In the middle part she briefly describes state policies during socialism towards women and the family. At that time all establishments had public organizations within them, such as the women’s committee and labor union which contributed a lot to individual development. She also discusses issues related to foreign relations, belief and religion, collectivization process, the lives of herders in negdel and privatization. She mentions how she invested her privatization stock into two factories and how she used to receive small dividends. However, with the disintegration of the local stock market everything disappeared.

Towards the end of the interview she talks about the democratic movement. She thinks that although human resources and professional capacity got worse with such consequences such as an increasingly poor work ethic, nevertheless it has positive aspects such as allowing individuals to own private property. Finally she talks about changes in the environment, religion and belief, the story of her life, urban life, about how she traveled to Inner Mongolia to receive a medical treatment and funeral rituals.