Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia's Microfinance Sector

More than 2 million Cambodians currently have a loan with a microfinance institution, or MFI. Levels of debt have skyrocketed in recent years, leading to a number of human rights abuses, including coerced land sales, child labour, debt-driven migration, and bonded labour, according to a joint report from the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT). Collateral Damage: Land Losses and Abuses in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector details the size and scope of Cambodia’s MFI sector and seeks to highlight the human rights abuses that researchers discovered. The research spans 10 communes in 4 provinces as well as Phnom Penh and features seven detailed case studies of abuses, chosen from the 28 MFI clients who suffered human rights abuses that were interviewed by researchers.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Khmer
Topics
  • Human rights
  • Land
  • Land and housing rights and evictions
  • Land sales and trades
  • Micro-finance
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Province(s)
  • Kampong Cham
  • Kandal
  • Prey Veng
  • Tboung Khmum
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Contact

Head Office of Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

Address: #16, St. 99, Boeung Trabek, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Mailing Address: P.O. Box 499, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: (855) 23 727 102 or (855) 23 216 602 Fax: (855) 23 727 102 or (855) 23 217 626 E-mail: contact@licadho-cambodia.org

Co-author (coorporate) Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT)
Publication place Phnom Penh
Publisher Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)
Publication date 2019
Pagination 30
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Legacy reference document Land_Loss_and_Abuses_in_Cambodia's_Microfinance_Sector__07.08.2019
Keywords Children,land lost,MFI,land sales,Housing,Debt
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Date Modified August 7, 2019, 11:39 (UTC)