Somaly, 39 years old, is a tailor earning $10 per day, while her husband, a soldier, has an income of $5 per day. They have two children who are studying and one who earns $5 per day selling soy beans in the market. Every month, she has to spend $120 on food, $30 on electricity, $50 on school fees, and $10 on other expenses.
Somaly is requesting a loan of $700 to buy fabric to sell to other tailors who need it. She wants to extend her career so she can make better income.