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A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase bamboo.


Sou's story

Sou S., 20, is married and sells baskets in the Siem Reap province. She started making baskets and selling them at the market in 2007. She is able to make $6 per day. Her husband, pictured here, stays at home and helps her make the baskets.


This couple needs a loan to purchase bamboo so that they can make more baskets to sell to their customers.



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