A loan of $800 helped to raise pigs and purchase seeds and insecticide.

Srou's story

Srou E., 44, is a silk weaver in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The silk dress is a kind of Khmer traditional uniform, worn during the P'chum Ben ceremony and Khmer New Year. Normally hand-woven silk is more expensive than machine-woven, but people themselves prefer the hand-woven material. Srou has been weaving since 2003 and on average she makes around US$2.50 profit each day. To make one silk dress takes about 7-10 days.

Her husband, Tean Tith, 46, is one of the rice farmers in the village. He also grows vegetables such as corn, cucumbers, and so on. He sells his produce in the market and is able to make around US$2.50 in profit each day, too. This couple has five children, two of whom are students and three of whom are garment factory workers. Srou E. says that she spends monthly around US$40 for food, US$5 on utilities, and US$10 on her children's education. Mrs. Srou has requested a loan of US$800 to raise pigs and purchase crop seeds and insecticide for her husband.

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