Mrs. Vith K. is a married woman who lives in Thommeakney village, Takeo province. She was born in 1982. She is a farmer who owns a half-hectare plot of land where she grows rice to sell to support her family and she is a pig breeder, too. The rice field has infertile soil and it has a lot of insects. So to improve rice production, Mrs. Vith K. is applying for a loan to buy fertilizer, pesticide. With any remainder of the loan she is going to buy more piglets and pig feed. She is a mother of four children, three of whom are studying in a local public school, but the youngest one is a 3-year-old. Her husband is in the photo with her.
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