Mrs. Phon Y. lives in Krang Sbaek village in Takeo province. She is the mother of four children, two of whom are employed in different businesses while the others are attending the local school.
Mrs. Phon Y. is a farmer who owns a small piece of land on which she cultivates rice. Her husband, Mr. Y. Yoeurn, makes big pots. He is shown on her left in the photo.
Although they try to work hard the couple still earns less income than needed. In order to improve their living conditions, Mrs. Phon Y. decided to ask for a loan to buy a motorbike to transport salt to sell door to door.
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