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A loan of $1,000 helped to open a beauty shop for brides.

Hem's story

Hem S. is 47 years old and lives in Battambang province, Cambodia. He is a security guard at a casino and earns US$ 4 a day, while his wife, Keo Sireiya, 26, pictured here, is a wedding planner, earning about US$ 3 per day. This couple is asking for a US$ 1000 loan to open a beauty shop and purchase more clothes and cosmetics to rent out during wedding ceremonies.

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