Recently, my second son was sick with fever and diarrhea. I took him to hospital to get treatment. I spent 350,000 Kip for his blood tests, medicine, transport costs and other health checks. I borrowed money from my aunt to pay the hospital bill. I then withdrew 640,000 Kip from my account in June to repay my debt. I used the rest of money to buy fuel for my tractor to plough the rice field and buy food for my family members during the rice planting season. I work in my father’s rice field.
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