Mrs. Phea S. is 43 years old and she lives in Stueng village in Kandal province. She is a farmer who owns one-hectare of land where she cultivates rice to support her family living. Her husband, Mr. Leang Korn, is a fisherman. They have problems with the rice field because it has infertile soil and a lot of insects, but they don't have money to improve it. Thus, in order to increase her rice harvest, Mrs. Phea S. decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer and pesticide. She would like to use the rest of the loan to repair a plowing machine. She the mother of six children, two of whom are farmers, three are attending the local public school, and the last is too young to study or work. Her husband is on the right in the picture.
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