Food and Money in Sierra Leone
The Lancet, which is among the world's best known general medical journals, surveyed dietary quality among men and women in 187 countries between1990 and 2010 and published their peer-reviewed results in March 2015.
Taken together, the consumption of sugary drinks, saturated fats, sodium, and processed meats in industrially advanced countries can't match the goodness of healthy foods eaten in Sierra Leone, such as fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and fish, as well as foods containing fiber and omega-3s.
Hearts are bleeding now it has been confirmed that Sierra Leoneans not only eat healthily but also cook some of the best
The other reality we have to contend with is the Sierra Leonean Leone has long been bumping along the bottom with Africa’s weakest currencies measured against the U.S. Dollar.
This week, Ismail Akwei listed the Leone among the "Top 7 most worthless African currencies in 2019 that need a serious revamp" for Face2FaceAfrica.
"The Sierra Leonean Leone would benefit greatly from the West African ECO if it is implemented as planned, but the poor country would have to meet the criteria set aside to be able to benefit from the single currency," Akwei wrote.
Sao Tome and Principe, Dobra: a dollar is 21,561 dB.
Guinean Franc: a dollar is valued at 9,127.35 GNF.
Sierra Leonean Leone: a dollar is valued at 9,100 SLL.
Ugandan Shilling: a dollar is valued at 3,691.15 UGX.
Madagascar’s Ariary is valued at 3,655.10 MGA to a dollar.
The Tanzanian Shilling: a dollar is valued at 2,300 TZS.
The Burundian Franc is valued at 1,839 BIF to a dollar.