Oeu C. S., 49, works on her farm each day while her husband, Kung C. Thorn, operates a small mechanic shop out of their home. The live in Phnom Penh with their three children, two of whom work in the local garment factories and help to support the family. The mechanic shop typically generates US$2 in income each day, leaving the family desperate for options to increase their income and improve their standard of living. Oeu C. S. has asked for a loan of US$150 to purchase more seeds for her field and expand her variety of crops. She sees this improvement to her business as a sound investment in her future that will allow her to help support her family.
Oeu C. S. was unavailable for a photograph at the time of the interview, so her husband is pictured above.