Lee Sang-Kuk delivers meat during the day and drives drunk businessmen home at night, but even with two jobs he and millions of other South Koreans are struggling against a tide of household debt.
People walk up and down stairs at a subway station in central Seoul on February 5, 2013. A mountain of household debt in South Korea, coupled with rising interest rates, is taking a toll on lives of ordinary and low-income families.
Lee's situation is increasingly common in South Korea where total household borrowing hit a record 937.5 trillion won ($882.7 billion) in September last year, equivalent to more than 70 percent of the country's 2011 GDP.
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