Mrs. Mao P. is 61 years old and lives in Andoung Samretth village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns 1 hectare (2.5 acres) of land she uses to cultivate rice for a living. Aside from farming, she is also a pig breeder at home and is able to earn a small income to add to her farm revenue to support her family.
To support both these businesses, Mrs. Mao P. decided to ask for a loan to buy piglets and pig feed for her pig breeding business, and to buy fertilizer and to pay a laborer to plow her farm.
Mrs. Mao P. is widow with one child who is a seamstress in a garment factory.
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