Mrs. Thary N. and her husband, Mr. Heng Siv, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1986 and have four children.
Thary has been selling fruit (water melons, apples, oranges, etc.) for two years. She buys them in Phnom Penh for resale at the village market. Her husband, Mr. Heng Siv, has been a village doctor since 1984.
Thary does not have enough capital to purchase more fruit for resale so she is requesting a loan of $1,000 to help her capital.
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