The garment industry in Cambodia employs 350,000 people, the majority of which are women; Muntha is a 37 year old garment factory worker. She used to work as a seamstress, but was recently promoted after following a Gap Inc. funded program, which gave her the skills and the confidence to take on the new position and its responsibilities. She is now a line leader; amongst other tasks she supervises the seamstress in her line, takes stock and overlooks the quality of the work outputted.
Muntha works the night shift, and every afternoon wakes up around 5pm to get ready for work. She prepares her meal for the night, starts work at 7pm and finishes at 6am. She enjoys the work and the challenge it brings, but she hopes for the future to be a small business owner and own her own house.
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