April 16, 2020
Garment workers in a factory in Cambodia on December 9, 2014 (ILO)

Garment Workers Cornered by Job Loss, Virus Fears and Looming Debt

For indebted garment workers who have been suspended from work due to coronavirus disruptions, money owed to microfinance institutions is a more immediate threat than Covid-19, leading some to consider selling assets before they’re repossessed.