Loa M., age 45, is married and lives in Prey Veng, Cambodia. Since 2000, she has been planting many kinds of vegetables, such as cabbage and long beans. She sells her crop at the market and earns about $7 per day. Her husband is a fisherman. Normally, he sells his catch to the market and makes $4 of profit per day.
Loa is asking for a loan of $1000 USD to make two investments. She would like to invest $300 USD in her husband's business and invest $700 USD in her farm by purchasing more fertilizer, insecticide, seeds, and gas. She sees these investments as opportunities to increase her daily income.
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