Puber Kalam Webdesk: When we need money, we usually go to the bank to withdraw it or go to the ATM to withdraw the required amount. But think if the money is sold like selling potatoes and pots on the side of the road? No, not a story.
By the side of the road with bags of money, traders, customers are buying the money they need! It’s like buying potatoes and potatoes! There is such a strange market in the small African country of Somaliland. Money is sold there. Not fake or fake, only real money!
During the day and afternoon in the open streets, buyers are carrying money in their bags, which is called ‘shilling’.
Somaliland’s financial structure is responsible for this. This situation has arisen due to the massive fall in the value of the shilling.
In 2000, one dollar was close to 10,000 shillings. At the beginning of 2017, one dollar was equal to 9 thousand shillings. So if you spend a little in terms of dollars or euros, you can get a few kilos of notes!
The price of the shilling has fallen so much that thieves and robbers are not interested in stealing. So sacks of shillings are sold sitting on the roadside.