Sokchan is a horse-drawn-cart driver and his wife is a garment worker. They live on an island on the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City with their young son.
Sokchan gets paid to carry land with his own horse-drawn-cart. In addition, he also raises cows and goats. He wants to purchase another horse to support his business.
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