Hasna Banu, a resident of Dumuria village, in Shyamnagar Upazila in Satkhira, runs a shop with financial support from a local organisation. Hasna borrowed Tk 40,000 from the NGO to rebuild her life after Cyclone Aila. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

Pandemic drives up
household debt

A survey finds that 60.5 percent of marginalised families have fallen into debt despite cutting down expenditure and tapping into savings