Pok is a widow with two children who are both too young to work or study. She owns a general store in the local village where she sells groceries to earn some money to support her family. She is also a farmer, and owns a 2-hectare plot of land where she plants rice. She sells part of her rice yield and uses the other part to feed her family. She is having some problems with her land at this time because her soil is infertile. So to improve rice production, Pok is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer, pesticide, and gasoline, and to hire farm laborers to plow her fields. She is also going to buy more groceries.
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