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Mobile Money Providing Cheaper, Safer Transactions in Cambodia

Every month on her payday, 23-year-old Cambodian garment worker Sot Sorphorng sends her family in Svay Rieng province between $20 and $30 - roughly 20 percent of her wage. This transaction is a monthly ritual among Cambodia’s 600,000 garment workers whose modest contributions help support the livelihoods of their families in the poorer rural areas. It was not that long ago that cash in Cambodia was delivered to the provinces by car, which is expensive and comes with the risk that it...

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