Mrs. Sokhorn B. is 28-year-old farmer who specializes in growing rice and vegetables. She has been farming since 1990. She has two children, both still young. Her husband, Mr. Rat Choun, 30, is a hair cutter and also an electronics repairman; he repairs televisions, radios, and VCD players to earn revenue. The family lives in Koshchom Commune in Pursat Province.
Sokhorn is applying a loan of 1,500,000 riel ($375) to purchase a cow. She will also use part of the loan to buy materials for repairing electronics for her husband’s job.