Saom T. is 52 years old and lives with his wife in the Bati district of Takeo province. He has a business selling banana ice-cream in the village and earns approximately US$2 a day. His wife is a farmer who grows rice. His wife, Nub Kan, 52, pictured here with her husband, has been growing rice since 1987. This couple, together, have three children and all of them are employed as workers.
Mr. Saom T. is asking for a loan to purchase a motorbike to transport ice-cream to sell in the village.
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