A loan of $500 helped to add the number of making rice noodle and purchase fertilizers.


Bin's story

Bin Y., 39, works making rice noodles to sell in the village, earning approximately US$2.3 in profits each day. Rice noodle is one of the old Khmer foods and people mostly have it with soup, either red or blue soup. The blue soup is cooked from fish only but red can be pork or chicken. She and her husband and one of her sons are pictured close to a grinding tool in the process of making rice noodles.

Her husband, Sam Chuk, 38, is a rice farmer and palm climber. He makes around US$1.6 per day. He told to a loan officer that his farm is just to have enough to eat from day to day and mostly the profit is from the sugar palm business. Everyday he collects palm juice and then boils it into palm sugar and sells it in the market.

Mrs. Bin is asking a loan of US$500 to invest in her business by adding to the number of rice noodles she makes, and the rest of the money is to be used to purchase fertilizers for her husband's farm.



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