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A loan of $800 helped to purchase a Tuk-Tuk for her husband.


Somaly's story

Somaly is 39 years old and her husband, Vet, is 45 years old. They live along National Road five, about twenty-five kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1990 and have four children – three sons and one daughter. One is a garment worker and the others are in school.

Somaly sells Khmer noodles; she buys them from her village and transports to sell in Phnom Penh market. Her husband is a motor taxi driver; he hopes to switch from the motor taxi to a Tuk-Tuk, because it could carry more goods and people than a motor taxi. Somaly wants to help her husband’s business by purchasing him a Tuk-Tuk, so she is asking for her first loan in the amount of $800.



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