Mrs. Sophal V. is 45 years old and a villager from Ampil Lech village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a plot of land to cultivate vegetables and rice. Mrs. Sophal V. has decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizer, pesticide and garlic seed to support her farm.
In addition to farming, Mrs. Sophal V. works from home as a silk weaver. Her husband (pictured with her) is a teacher in the local school, for which he receives a small salary to add to his wife's income to improve their standard of living. The couple has six children – two are silk weavers, two are silk weaving laborers, while the other two are students.
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