Lay V. is forty-one years old and sells silk cloth in the Bati, Takeo province. She usually purchases silk cloth from the Bati district and resells in the market at Phnom Penh. On average, she makes $3 per day. Her husband stays at home and weaves silk scarves. He typically makes $2 a day. This couple has two children, one who is a student and one who is a weaver. Lay V. would like to take out a loan to purchase silk cloth to resell at Phnom Penh.
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