Koem is a widow with six children. One is a seamstress in a garment factory, three are students, and the others are too small to work or study. She is a mat maker and a farmer. She owns a 1-hectare plot of land where she plants rice. Some of the rice yield is to sell and some is for the family.
Koem wants to start a new business. She is applying for a loan to buy a cow for breeding, and, with the rest of the loan, she is going to buy fertilizer.
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