Zimbabweans hit by soaring inflation: Will gold coins help?


              Jeffrey Carlos, centre, sits outside his house with his family on the outskirts of Harare on Wednesday, Aug, 3, 2022. Carlos, a father of three, says he gets about $100 dollars a month from his job as an overnight security guard for a church and the bar next door. Rising prices and a fast-depreciating currency have pushed many Zimbabweans to the brink, reminding people of when the southern African country faced world-record inflation of 5 billion % in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              Tracy Carlos uses a candlelight to do her homework in Mabvuku on the outskirts of Harare on Wednesday, Aug, 3, 2022.Because of lengthy power cuts, the children do their homework by a candle, although their parents press them to use it sparingly. Her father Jeff Carlos says he gets about $100 dollars a month from his job as an overnight security guard for a church and the bar next door. Rising prices and a fast-depreciating currency have pushed many Zimbabweans to the brink, reminding people of when the southern African country faced world-record inflation of 5 billion % in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              Jeffrey Carlos' daughter Tracy uses the light from a mobile phone to look inside their family fridge in Mabvuku on the outskirts of Harare on Wednesday, Aug, 3, 2022. Carlos, a father of three, says he gets about $100 dollars a month from his job as an overnight security guard for a church and the bar next door. Rising prices and a fast-depreciating currency have pushed many Zimbabweans to the brink, reminding people of when the southern African country faced world-record inflation of 5 billion % in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              Jeffrey Carlos, left, helps his wife Christwish fetch water in Mabvuku on the outskirts of Harare on Wednesday, Aug, 3, 2022. Carlos, a father of three, says he gets about $100 dollars a month from his job as an overnight security guard for a church and the bar next door. Rising prices and a fast-depreciating currency have pushed many Zimbabweans to the brink, reminding people of when the southern African country faced world-record inflation of 5 billion % in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              Jeffrey Carlos, left, and his wife Christwish are seen inside their house on the outskirts of Harare on Wednesday, Aug, 3, 2022. Carlos, a father of three, says he gets about $100 dollars a month from his job as an overnight security guard for a church and the bar next door. Rising prices and a fast-depreciating currency have pushed many Zimbabweans to the brink, reminding people of when the southern African country faced world-record inflation of 5 billion % in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              Jeffrey Carlos,centre,poses for a photo with some of his family members on the outskirts of Harare on Wednesday, Aug, 3, 2022. Carlos, a father of three, says he gets about $100 dollars a month from his job as an overnight security guard for a church and the bar next door. Rising prices and a fast-depreciating currency have pushed many Zimbabweans to the brink, reminding people of when the southern African country faced world-record inflation of 5 billion % in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              Jeff Carlos' wife, Christwish, is seen inside their home as she prepares to cook the days evening meal in Mabvuku on the outskirts of Harare on Wednesday, Aug, 3, 2022. Carlos, a father of three, says he gets about $100 dollars a month from his job as an overnight security guard for a church and the bar next door. Rising prices and a fast-depreciating currency have pushed many Zimbabweans to the brink, reminding people of when the southern African country faced world-record inflation of 5 billion % in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabweans hit by soaring inflation: Will gold coins help?