Thet is in the process of building her house, but the house is not finished yet. Hence, she needs to ask for a loan to complete the work.
Thet and her husband live in a village across the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three children - two sons and one daughter.
About 'remoque': In the past, we called these taxis 'tuk-tuks' (a three-wheeled motorcycle taxi). But, now the government does not allow use of this name. That’s why we call the taxi 'remoque' instead of 'tuk-tuk'.
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