A loan of $500 helped to purchase dirt for leveling his house foundation and purchase silk material for weaving.

Sam-At's story

Mr. Sam-at L. (pictured with his mother), 20, is single, and lives in a small village across Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. He has six brothers and sisters. Three of them study in a local school. One sister is a silk weaver, and one brother is a worker. His parents buy recycling materials to sell in the village.

Mr. Sam-at has been a worker for many years. He works for villagers in his village and earns about $70 per month for helping his parents. He stopped his studies when he was young. His house is always flooding when heavy rains come, so he wants to level his house's foundation but lacks the money. Therefore, Sam-at is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase dirt for leveling the house's foundation and purchasing silk material for his sister's weaving.

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