Interviewee ID: 990066
Parent's name: Jambaldoo
Ovog: Borjigin tsets
Year of Birth: 1925
Notes on education:
Born in: Bayanjargalan sum, Dundgovi aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 081209B with Dambadoo
He took care his two boys for 10 years by himself as his first wife passed away. Then he married his current wife and they had 4 children. In middle of the sixties, he worked as an agent in Gobi-Ugtaal sum and his main responsibility was to deliver consumer goods and commodities to the herders. At that time the camel was the main vehicle to accomplish the agent's work and he rode one camel and loaded another camel and the goods requested in a previous trip were delivered in the next one. After a while, Dambadoo gave up agent work and started working as a treasurer for the collective. He used to manage the financial asset and liabilities of the collective and decide who would herd how many livestock, when, and which livestock they would herd.
His collective broke up when the society changed in 1990 and livestock were privatized among all the residents of the sum. Even though Dambadoo’s parents collectivized a large number of livestock and established the collective by their own initiative, it did not influence the privatization.
He moved and settled in Ulaanbaatar because his family lost many of their livestock due to subsequent severe winters (zud) that occurred at the end of nineties.