Poch, 51, is married and resides with her husband and one child in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, an area that is well known for its historical tourism sites (ancient temples such as Angkor Wat, Bayon and Banteay Srey).
She and her husband produce Khmer traditional musical instruments to sell. The instrument is called a tro and is similar to the violin. It has two strings and is played with a bow.
Poch is requesting a loan to purchase more wood to produce more tros to sell. In the future, she would like to grow her business by hiring more people to help her produce more tros to sell.
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