Debt ‘Bigger Threat Than Virus’ in Cambodia
By Simon Glover
Deep levels of household debt in Cambodia mean that many garment workers see finding the money for repayments as a bigger threat than COVID-19.
Low paid workers in Cambodia often make use of microfinance institutions (MFI) and it is feared that thousands of laid-off garment workers are reportedly currently struggling to pay back debt.
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