Mrs. Samoeun S. is a villager in Pou Ta Mok village in Takeo province. She is 37 years old. She owns a general store at her home so that she can earn some money to support her family by selling groceries. Her husband, Mr. Phorn Hem, is a farmer who owns 1.5 hectares of land, where he cultivates rice to sell to support his family. He is also a laborer. Now she has a problem because the soil in her husband’s field is infertile and has a lot of insects. To improve production, Mrs. Samoeun S. is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer, pesticide, and gasoline. With the rest of the loan she intends to buy more groceries to resell. She is a mother of three children, one of whom is helping her husband with the farming. The others are attending a local public school. Her husband is shown in the photo with her.
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