Debt bondage and child labor remains stubbornly prevalent at brick kilns

Children play at a brick kiln in Kandal province while their parents work making bricks, July 20. CamboJA/ Khuon Narim

“First, I owed only 50,000 riels (about $12.50) but it has now increased to $2700,” she said in a recent interview. “We owed little by little, so when we couldn’t earn enough income, we had to get more loans.”