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Goth Ali, 28, works at a cell phone shop in the Village Market, a Somali-American mall in Minneapolis. Ali says he wires $400 to $500 every ... Credit: Matt Sepic/MPR News

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Minneapolis -- Every month, 28-year-old Goth Ali manages to scrape together $400 to $500 to send to his siblings in east Africa.

As soon as Ali is paid by the cell phone shop the works for in the Village Market, he uses a service known as a hawala to wire the cash to his family.


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