Mrs. Sokhorn Y. (pictured here), is 58 years old and her husband, Mr. Kong Phoung, is 59 years old, and they live along National Road Number One about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1970 and have eight children: five sons and three daughters. Four of them are married and live outside the family home, three are construction workers, and other one is a traditional musician.
Sokhorn has been a vegetable farmer for seven years. Her husband has been a traditional musician for thirty years. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to buy a motorcycle for her children to drive to work.
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