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As Loan Payments Approach, Indebted Migrant Workers Face Economic Uncertainty

Informal financial service providers have been a traditional source of unregulated, and pricey, debt for Cambodians, even with the more recent proliferation of profit-making microfinance institutions.

Migrant workers Min Sarun and Neang Chantrea are worried about repaying their loan after returning to Cambodia to no jobs, as they remained isolated in Bati district, Takeo province, Cambodia, April 7, 2020. (Ananth Baliga/VOA Khmer) Photo: VOA Khmer

Informal financial service providers have been a traditional source of unregulated, and pricey, debt for Cambodians, even with the more recent proliferation of profit-making microfinance institutions.

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