Khoen is 47 years old and her husband, Prach, is 53 years old. They live on an island located 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh and they have four children: one son and three daughters. Three are garment workers and the one is still young.
Khoen and her husband are farmers. In addition, she is also a weaver and her husband raises cows. Khoen is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for her children to get to work.
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