Interviewee ID: 990587
Parent's name: Gungaajav
Year of Birth: 1927
Notes on education:
Work: herder / retired
Born in: Tsetseg sum, Hovd aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Hovd aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 101107A with Javzan
Javzan egch was born in 1927 and she has been a herder all her life through. During the break-up of the collective Javzan egch had some private livestock and when the collective distributed shares, she gave away half of her cattle for her share. Life was hard during World War II. In 1983 her pension was set at 115 tögrögs. She became literate attending the bag group training.
In the socialist period religion was concealed but the herders still adhered to custom when slaughtering an animal, taking milk out of the ger and celebrating the Tsagaan Sar. When Javzan guai was small, she saw the Bodonch monastery lamas being arrested and being taken by horse relay.
When she was eight years old, the Osmans seized her two sisters Tsagaanhüü and Gilegsenge and took them away. They seized all their livestock. Later their livestock were taken from the Kazakhs and given back to them.
From July, 2005 Javzan guai has started to attend the church in Dari Eh of Ulaanbaatar. The leader of the church is Lhagvasüren. Having come back to her homeland, she started telling the people about Jesus.
There was much work in the socialist time and only in winter and autumn they had a slight break. All other times they busied themselves with the livestock. While grazing the sheep she sewed her clothes. In and out she raised her children. Her oldest son was born in a hospital and the rest were born at home. The doctors came for the children’s checkup and went away.
Recently the nature and the weather are being dried up. The cattle hair and wool have become less. In the 1990s she came to the city on a ‘30’ truck spending 5 days on the way.