Mrs. Chea was born in 1956 is a widow with three children. Two of her children are seamstresses in the garment factories one is a laborer. Mrs. Chea is a farmer who owns a one-hectare plot of land which she uses to grows rice and corn for a living. She would like to grow rice in the dry season but does not have enough money. Mrs. Chea is therefore asking for a loan to hire laborers to plow her land and buy fertilizer and pesticides to grow rice and corn.
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