Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990115
Name: Tseren
Parent's name: Tseden
Ovog: Borjigon
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1929
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: tusgai dund
Notes on education:
Work: midwife, assistant doctor
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Delgerhangai sum, Dundgovi aimag
Lives in: Nalaih sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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Summary of Interview 090117B with Tseren

Delgerhangai is a sum adjacent Ömnögobi aimag. Tseren’s parents were ordinary herders and they had many sheep and camels. Her family gave 80 camels to the collective when the collective was first founded.

Tseren used to promote the cultural campaign in all the rural aimags as she worked for the women’s organization. Besides requiring every single household be clean and tidy, the cultural campaign required people to be advanced, educated, and have good communication skills. Zavhan and Hövsgöl, among all the aimags Tseren visited, were exemplar places that were highly cultured.

Tseren became a Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party member in 1954. To enroll in the party, one had to work as a candidate member for a year, fulfill every directive ordered, subscribe to and read journals, books, and newspapers continually, and participate actively in party or public works, and then became an actual member.

Tseren had and raised 6 children and all of her children had free a education and graduated from universities during the socialist period. It was a benefit from the colorful side of socialism in which the state was concerned seriously about education and health, consequently, all school, kindergarten, and hospitals at every level were free.