Mrs. Chum N. is a villager in Tropang Chhouk in Takeo Province. She is 25 years old and the mother of a child who is one year old, so that child is too young to work or study. She is a famer and has a plot of land on which she plans to cultivate rice for a living. Her husband, Mr. Chhim Sophea (on the right in the photo) is a laborer earning $3 a day, which is too little to support their family. Although they each have different businesses, the couple has not been able to improve their family's living conditions. Thus, Mrs. Chum N. is requesting a loan to buy a cow to breed, and then sell.
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