Korng S., 53, is married with six children. She resides in Phnom Penh City with her husband and children. To make a living, she is involved in a business selling tobacco and betel leaves for older people at a local market in the town, earning an income of US $5 per day. The family is also assisted by one of her children who is currently employed as a construction worker, earning an income of US $3 per day. These sources of income help cover the family expenses. S. and her family members are seeking to improve their standard of living and to generate a better income. Therefore, S. is asking for a loan of US $1000 to purchase more tobacco and betel leaves for resale. With the remainder, she wants to purchase a motorbike for one of her children to commute to work at the construction site. By doing so, she hopes she will be able to cut back on public transportation expenses.
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