A loan of $1,000 helped to buy motorbike spare parts for his son-in-law's business.


Mao's story

Mao C., age 61, is a widower and has five children. He lives with his children in Phnom Penh City. To make a living, he works for a poor community, earning approximately US$4 per day. The family is also assisted by Chea Mariya, one of his children, who runs a business in front of her house with her husband (pictured). Mariya's husband is a skillful mechanic, and he is able to generate an income of US$10 per day. The financial crisis has been difficult for business in Cambodia this past year. This factor has played into a difficult economic year for much of the country, Cheab included. The country's economic struggles always seem to affect the poor the most. In light of the country's economic difficulties, Cheab is seeking to increase his income. He is asking for a loan of US$1,000 to purchase motorbike spare parts for his son-in-law to expand his business. By doing so, he believes that his son-in-law will be able to raise a good standard of living for the family.



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