Workers repaint a fence at the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory in Phnom Penh.

Workers repaint a fence at the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory in Phnom Penh.

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 Young women take their small lunches at food stalls outside the gates to the garment factory where they work on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. With their small salaries they are able to buy a hard-boiled egg or a couple of chicken satay skewers for their lunch.

Young women take their small lunches at food stalls outside the gates to the garment factory where they work on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. With their small salaries they are able to buy a hard-boiled egg or a couple of chicken satay skewers for their lunch.

 A worker at the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory sorts and bundles pocket patches for denim jeans on the main factory floor in Phnom Penh. Many in Phnom Penh's factories wear face masks to filter out the dust created from cutting cloth.

A worker at the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory sorts and bundles pocket patches for denim jeans on the main factory floor in Phnom Penh. Many in Phnom Penh's factories wear face masks to filter out the dust created from cutting cloth.

 A young man sews denim jeans with an industrial sewing machine at the Meng Ieng Group garment factory in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factory work forces are made up almost entirely of young women and men are a rare minority.

A young man sews denim jeans with an industrial sewing machine at the Meng Ieng Group garment factory in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factory work forces are made up almost entirely of young women and men are a rare minority.

 A young woman irons denim jeans with an industrial iron machine at the Meng Ieng Group garment factory in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factory work forces are made up almost entirely of young women and men are a rare minority.

A young woman irons denim jeans with an industrial iron machine at the Meng Ieng Group garment factory in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factory work forces are made up almost entirely of young women and men are a rare minority.

 Exterior view of the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory in Phnom Penh.

Exterior view of the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory in Phnom Penh.

 A guard keeps an eye on people passing in front of a garment factory gate in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factories are usually very secretive and generally restrict access to their facilities as a matter of course to anyone not working there.

A guard keeps an eye on people passing in front of a garment factory gate in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factories are usually very secretive and generally restrict access to their facilities as a matter of course to anyone not working there.

 A garment factory worker holds up the small dessert she bought during her lunch break for a few cents at a food stall outside her factory on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent reports highlight the rate of malnutrition among Cambodia's tens of thousands of garment factory workers.

A garment factory worker holds up the small dessert she bought during her lunch break for a few cents at a food stall outside her factory on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent reports highlight the rate of malnutrition among Cambodia's tens of thousands of garment factory workers.

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 Young women eat  lunches of rice and soup at a food stall outside a factory on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent reports highlight the rate of malnutrition among Cambodia's tens of thousands of garment factory workers.

Young women eat lunches of rice and soup at a food stall outside a factory on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent reports highlight the rate of malnutrition among Cambodia's tens of thousands of garment factory workers.

 A woman cooks dinner outside in a common area of a low-rent apartment complex that caters to garment-factory workers on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A woman cooks dinner outside in a common area of a low-rent apartment complex that caters to garment-factory workers on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 Mop Phak mops the brow of her son, Kan Khai, 7, in the small room she shares with several other people, including her sick mother, in the background. They live in an apartment complex that caters to garment factory workers.

Mop Phak mops the brow of her son, Kan Khai, 7, in the small room she shares with several other people, including her sick mother, in the background. They live in an apartment complex that caters to garment factory workers.

 Srey Pot Mom (not shown) and Ben Sarith eat a dinner of steamed rice and beef soup with gourd. The slat table on which they sit serves as dining table, kitchen counter, living room sofa, and bed. Their room, like all of their neighbors’, is just big enough for a person to squeeze between that slat bed and the wall. Most apartments this size sleep 3, 4, even 8 people. Srey Pot Mom and Ben Sarith both have factory jobs during the dry season. When the rains return, they will head home to their countryside farm.

Srey Pot Mom (not shown) and Ben Sarith eat a dinner of steamed rice and beef soup with gourd. The slat table on which they sit serves as dining table, kitchen counter, living room sofa, and bed. Their room, like all of their neighbors’, is just big enough for a person to squeeze between that slat bed and the wall. Most apartments this size sleep 3, 4, even 8 people. Srey Pot Mom and Ben Sarith both have factory jobs during the dry season. When the rains return, they will head home to their countryside farm.

 A young woman watches TV at night in the small one-room apartment she shares with others in one of the garment factory districts on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A young woman watches TV at night in the small one-room apartment she shares with others in one of the garment factory districts on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 A man drives a motorcycle through the narrow alleyways connecting apartments in a low-rent housing development that caters to garment factory workers on the edge of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A man drives a motorcycle through the narrow alleyways connecting apartments in a low-rent housing development that caters to garment factory workers on the edge of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 Workers repaint a fence at the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory in Phnom Penh.
Inside the gates 11.JPG
 Young women take their small lunches at food stalls outside the gates to the garment factory where they work on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. With their small salaries they are able to buy a hard-boiled egg or a couple of chicken satay skewers for their lunch.
 A worker at the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory sorts and bundles pocket patches for denim jeans on the main factory floor in Phnom Penh. Many in Phnom Penh's factories wear face masks to filter out the dust created from cutting cloth.
 A young man sews denim jeans with an industrial sewing machine at the Meng Ieng Group garment factory in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factory work forces are made up almost entirely of young women and men are a rare minority.
 A young woman irons denim jeans with an industrial iron machine at the Meng Ieng Group garment factory in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factory work forces are made up almost entirely of young women and men are a rare minority.
 Exterior view of the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory in Phnom Penh.
 A guard keeps an eye on people passing in front of a garment factory gate in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factories are usually very secretive and generally restrict access to their facilities as a matter of course to anyone not working there.
 A garment factory worker holds up the small dessert she bought during her lunch break for a few cents at a food stall outside her factory on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent reports highlight the rate of malnutrition among Cambodia's tens of thousands of garment factory workers.
Outside the gates 06.JPG
 Young women eat  lunches of rice and soup at a food stall outside a factory on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent reports highlight the rate of malnutrition among Cambodia's tens of thousands of garment factory workers.
 A woman cooks dinner outside in a common area of a low-rent apartment complex that caters to garment-factory workers on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
 Mop Phak mops the brow of her son, Kan Khai, 7, in the small room she shares with several other people, including her sick mother, in the background. They live in an apartment complex that caters to garment factory workers.
 Srey Pot Mom (not shown) and Ben Sarith eat a dinner of steamed rice and beef soup with gourd. The slat table on which they sit serves as dining table, kitchen counter, living room sofa, and bed. Their room, like all of their neighbors’, is just big enough for a person to squeeze between that slat bed and the wall. Most apartments this size sleep 3, 4, even 8 people. Srey Pot Mom and Ben Sarith both have factory jobs during the dry season. When the rains return, they will head home to their countryside farm.
 A young woman watches TV at night in the small one-room apartment she shares with others in one of the garment factory districts on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
 A man drives a motorcycle through the narrow alleyways connecting apartments in a low-rent housing development that caters to garment factory workers on the edge of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Workers repaint a fence at the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory in Phnom Penh.

Young women take their small lunches at food stalls outside the gates to the garment factory where they work on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. With their small salaries they are able to buy a hard-boiled egg or a couple of chicken satay skewers for their lunch.

A worker at the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory sorts and bundles pocket patches for denim jeans on the main factory floor in Phnom Penh. Many in Phnom Penh's factories wear face masks to filter out the dust created from cutting cloth.

A young man sews denim jeans with an industrial sewing machine at the Meng Ieng Group garment factory in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factory work forces are made up almost entirely of young women and men are a rare minority.

A young woman irons denim jeans with an industrial iron machine at the Meng Ieng Group garment factory in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factory work forces are made up almost entirely of young women and men are a rare minority.

Exterior view of the Meng Ieng Group (MIG) Garment Factory in Phnom Penh.

A guard keeps an eye on people passing in front of a garment factory gate in Phnom Penh. Cambodian garment factories are usually very secretive and generally restrict access to their facilities as a matter of course to anyone not working there.

A garment factory worker holds up the small dessert she bought during her lunch break for a few cents at a food stall outside her factory on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent reports highlight the rate of malnutrition among Cambodia's tens of thousands of garment factory workers.

Young women eat lunches of rice and soup at a food stall outside a factory on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Recent reports highlight the rate of malnutrition among Cambodia's tens of thousands of garment factory workers.

A woman cooks dinner outside in a common area of a low-rent apartment complex that caters to garment-factory workers on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Mop Phak mops the brow of her son, Kan Khai, 7, in the small room she shares with several other people, including her sick mother, in the background. They live in an apartment complex that caters to garment factory workers.

Srey Pot Mom (not shown) and Ben Sarith eat a dinner of steamed rice and beef soup with gourd. The slat table on which they sit serves as dining table, kitchen counter, living room sofa, and bed. Their room, like all of their neighbors’, is just big enough for a person to squeeze between that slat bed and the wall. Most apartments this size sleep 3, 4, even 8 people. Srey Pot Mom and Ben Sarith both have factory jobs during the dry season. When the rains return, they will head home to their countryside farm.

A young woman watches TV at night in the small one-room apartment she shares with others in one of the garment factory districts on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A man drives a motorcycle through the narrow alleyways connecting apartments in a low-rent housing development that caters to garment factory workers on the edge of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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