Microfinance loans, embraced as a way to lift millions out of poverty, are pushing some deeper into debt

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Microfinance was hailed as a way to change the lives of hundreds of millions of people without access to credit. It worked so well that Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus was awarded a Nobel Prize. But then, banks jumped in to get in on the profits. Hannah Hett reports that in Cambodia, borrowers are now drowning in debt and being forced off their land.

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