Mr. Chim A. is 52 years old and lives in Preaek Ta Ong Ti Pir village in Kandal province. He is a mechanic who is able to earn a small income to support his family. His wife, Mrs. Yeoun Mean (shown on the right in the photo), is a farmer who owns a piece of land on which she grows crops to earn income.
For his wife’s farming, Mr. Chim A. does not have enough money to support it. Thus, he decided to ask for a loan to buy gasoline and sesame seed, to pay for plowing, and to pay for renting the sesame field.
This couple has three children, one of whom stays at home and also supports the mother farming, another one is a soldier while the last one is a seamstress in the garment factory.
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