Jailed over unpaid debts in Egypt

published 6 months ago by France 24

Today, one in three Egyptians live just above the poverty line. As a consequence, the rate of micro-credit lending has grown, with women the principle beneficiaries. Some 70 percent of loans in Egypt are now given to women, but thousands of them fall victim to loan sharks and can even end up in prison. FRANCE 24's Ruth Michaelson reports.

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