Mrs. Chann V. lives in Kdei Ta Hok village in Takeo province and is 43 years old. She is a farmer who owns a piece of land where she cultivates rice to support her family. Her husband, Mr. Torn Torng, is a horse-cart driver who earns a small income from this.
In the rice field they have some problems because the soil is infertile and there are a lot of insects that can cause damage. They have not had enough money to maintain it. Mrs. Chann V., therefore, decided to ask for a loan to buy fertilizers and pesticide to improve their rice field and increase the yield this year.
She is the mother of five children, one of whom is a farmer. The others attend the local public school.
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