This survey asked the Kaz20 group about their experience in Kazakhstan. 29 people responded out of 36 or so. It was conducted about 6 weeks before most volunteers left the country, so it does not capture that period of time. Also, this is not statistically accurate because it did not capture the whole population and it was not done randomly. However, we can find out some interesting things. All questions were self-interpreted.
Most attended between 1 and 2 weddings.
9 volunteers never attended a wedding
One volunteer attended 5 weddings.
5 volunteers were bitten by dogs (17%)
1752 books were read
an average of 62 books per person.
Minimum books read was 2;
the maximum books read were 400.
4009 movies were watched. This is about 1.5 movies per week.
Someone claims to have watched 800 movies – almost a movie a day.
Someone reports having seen only 1 movie.
14 volunteers bought only one Sim card in KZ
9 bought two sim cards
One volunteer bought 6 sim cards
The average number of volunteers banyaed with was 12.
The maximum was 51.
10 people spent no American money.
One person reports spending $3000.
Weddings in America:
On average, people missed between 2 and 3 weddings in America.
13 volunteers bought more than one cell phone in Kazakhstan
One average, volunteers watched 5 complete TV series
Hard drive space
In total 10882 gigabytes of hard drive space was filled.
The average hard drive filled was 418 gigabytes.
15 volunteers indicated saving no money in Kazakhstan.
The maximum saved was over $2000.
The average saved was about $200.
On average, volunteers lost -5 pounds with the most remarkable weight loss being -40 pounds.
Amount of volunteers who had the following amenities in their homes:
Washing machine: 46%
9 volunteers prefer Shymkent.
2 like Karaganda
2 like Fresh Cup Karaganda
1 likes Fresh cup karaganda soft.
Someone actually said Alma-Ata was the best beer.
17 volunteers prefer Juicy
Cherry is the favorite with 8 votes.
Guava and Multivitamin are second with 4 votes.
Average leave days remaining was 11.
Max was 35;
41% of volunteers had gone to America
Flown in KZ
34% of volunteers had flown in KZ.
31% of volunteers report doing a SPA grant.
31% report doing a PCPP.
0% report a PEPFAR grant.
44% wrote something for the Vesti.
50% kept a blog.
48% considered seriously ETing
Over half the volunteers did not spend money on tutoring.
The average amount was 1854 per month.
5 volunteers spent the maximum monthly amount.
8 volunteers report getting in fights
One volunteer was arrested
10 volunteers report flooding their apartments
2 volunteers report flooding them twice.
Things dropped down the outhouse include:
200 tenge, glasses, flash drive, poop, pee, tp, and a phone
19 volunteers say banya is awesome
7 say so-so
3 do not like it.
No one is on an alcohol contract.
4 people have reprimands