Mrs. Sok M. is a woman who is married with three children, two of whom are laborers, while the youngest one is two years old. Mrs. Sok M. was born in 1969. She and her family live in Srae Vong village in Takeo province.
Mrs. Sok M. is a farmer who owns 1.5 hectares (3.75 acres) of land she uses to cultivate rice to sell to support her family. Her husband, Mr. Moeurn Mao, is a laborer and, aside from this, he is also a palm juice collector who is able to earn some money from selling palm sugar to support his family.
Although this couple tries to work hard, they are able to earn only a little. So, to improve her family’s living conditions, Mrs. Sok M. is applying for a loan to buy a cow for breeding to start a new business. With the rest of the loan she will buy rice seed and fertilizer.
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