Chhin S., 38, is a true entrepreneur who lives with three of her children in the Kampong Cham province, Cambodia.
She has a business selling rice noodles, or what we call in Cambodia's language "Nom Banchok". It is one of the favorite foods among Cambodian people. Rice noodles are served with mint, banana blossoms, string beans, English cucumber, mung bean sprouts and other vegetables. Moreover, they are used in two types of soup: green and red soup. Green soup is cooked with boneless fish only and called in Cambodian "Nom Banchok Samlah Khmer". The other soup can be cooked with pork or chicken and is called "Nom Banchok Namya". On average, she makes $2.50 of profit per day. Her husband is a wedding chef and is able to make $2.50 as well.
Mrs. Chhin would like a loan from Kiva to raise pigs for additional profit to support her family. She sees this as a good opportunity to better her family's standard of living.
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