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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Ebola in a cash economy
Life in Freetown during an epidemic gives a new meaning to laundering money.. the largest currency note in Sierra Leone is equivalent to USD $2, which results in constant handling of large stacks of (often icky) cash and lots of hand sanitizer use.