Mrs. Phun S., age 30, sells mushrooms at the market, earning $3 per day. Her husband, age 28, is a construction worker, earning around $3 per day. They have two children who are too young for school. In order to expand her mushroom business and increase revenue, she would like to borrow $500 to purchase seeds to plant mushrooms in addition to gathering them, thereby increasing her stock. She plans to save the extra income to finance her children’s education.
She is pictured with her husband in front of her inventory of mushrooms.