Garment workers struggle to repay debt as pandemic continues to dampen sector

Garment workers converging for their lunch in front of a factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, January 14, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Roeung Chanthy, a 41-year-old worker at the Yida garment factory in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district, is struggling to repay a debt of more than $10,000 after her husband passed away four months ago.