**_'A mark, a yen, a buck of a pound. That clinking, clanking sound. Can make the world go round!'_** Right, so I've spend so much time reading the blogs on this site, I thought it's about time I wrote my own. Today, I'll be talking about the importance of money within a country. Whether you're out travelling, either backpacking or doing volunteerswork. There's a good chance your Host / Guide will ask you to buy some souvenirs from the locals. It's a kind gesture and it will help them keep their kids fed, but more then that. It's about kick starting their economie.