Sinat, forty-one, is married and resides with her husband and three children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She and her husband have been involved in growing rice for over ten years, earning approximately USD 3 per day. Additionally, she has been producing flat baskets to sell for over ten years as well, earning approximately USD 2 per day. Her husband is involved in construction work when he is free from his farming work, and earns about USD 4 per day. Two of her children are employed in a garment factory. They earn about USD 6 per day.
In order to improve her agricultural business, Sinat is requesting a loan of USD 500 to purchase a pumping machine to use to pump water into the rice field. In the future, she would like to run a new business by raising fish to sell and help her youngest child get a bachelor degree. Moreover, she plans to build a new house to provide a better living condition for the family.
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