Khem M., 44, is married and has three school-aged children. She lives in a village approximately thirty kilometers from Phnom Penh.
M. has ben involved in the agriculture sector as a rice-field farmer and pig-raiser since she was rescued from the genocide regime in 1979. Her husband is a farmer as well, and they both typically make an income of US$4 per day.
Because her primary income is generated from agriculture, she has requested a loan of US$1,000 to purchase fertilizer and gasoline to enable her farmland to achieve its maximum output. By doing this, she hopes that her family’s standard of living will be gradually changed and improved.
M.'s husband is shown in the photo with pigs they have raised.
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