We have seven people in our family, my oldest daughter is married and moved out to stay with her husband. My second daughter is eleven years old. She dropped out of school to take care of her siblings when my husband and I go to work in the rice field. Our family is healthy. My husband and I work in the rice field to clear weeds every day. Sometimes, we make additional income from selling the non-timber forest products to Vietnamese traders such as mushrooms, brooms and local fruit. We recently collected around 4-5 Kilograms of fruit per day, one kilogram costs around 1,000 LAK. At the moment, it is very hard to find the non-timber forest products because it is the end of the season.
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