Somali currency lost value, now hawked on wheelbarrow

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Somali uses Shilling since 1962. The currency coded in abbreviation as SOS, meaning Somalia Shilling is presently One US dollar equivalent to 9000 Somalia shillings.

Somali is an East African country with high illiteracy rate and a civil war ravaged economy.
She has her currency so devalued that people roam grocery markets and every conner of the street with bundles of valueless money in their bags that cannot meet their daily needs.

As for the currency changers who make a living by exchanging U.S. dollars and euros for Shillings on the street, wheelbarrows are often used to move piles of notes from street to street.

In Somali, carrying money is harder than returning from farm with cassava, yam or firewoods.

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