posted on May, 24 2013 @ 03:46 AM
Another thought that occured to me:In Nigeria,as in my own country and all over Africa,very poor people make a hand-to-mouth but sufficient living to
buy food,have a roof over their head,clothe their children,etc-by setting up small pavement vendor tables.Or they just spread a cloth on the
ground,and display their stock.Usually fruit,loose candies(lollipops,boiled sweets,etc that wont melt in the hot African sun) loose cigarettes,maybe
some muti-related items,second-hand clothing,etc.
They make an income for themselves,although,like i said,pretty much a hand-to-mouth existence,but they manage.Or the talented ones make arts+crafts
items and such.
These people sometimes have a battle buying new stock even,leave alone machines to process these credit card transactions.
I wonder if this is not going to be the deathknell for smalltime(and i mean Smalltime) informal businessmen/women?
edit on 24-5-2013 by Raxoxane because: (no reason given)