Mara is 34 years old and a married woman with one child. She lives in Kampong Chhnang Province.
For a living, she is a basket maker, and her husband is a basket retailer. Both of them can earn $6.60 per day. She has been running this business since 2008.
Now she is asking for loan of $1,000 for buying baskets from other makers in order to make more profit and to make her family’s standard of living better.
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