Haiti Money - What Can You do with $25.00 US in Haiti These Days? Read This...

What can you do with $25.00 US in Haiti these days? A hell of a lot more than you can do with it if you live in the United States of America... Recently I had $25 dollars U.S. in my pocket in Haiti, I exchanged it for Haitian Gourdes... If you live in the US, this may surprise you...

Currency: Haitian Gourde, US Dollar, Domincan Peso

KREYOL: Haiti LAJAN - Kisa ou kapab fè avèk $25 Dola US nan pòch ou nan peyi Dayiti ses jours ci??? Ou konnen konbyen Gourdes $25 dola US ye konye a? Kisa ou panse de sa???

In exchange for my $25 US dollars, I received $1,550 gourdes from the local kambiz...

I went to a local car wash and paid to wash my car AND my friend's SUV... Total cost: $200 gourdes per vehicle + $50 gourdes tip = $450 gourdes.

I have $1,100 gourdes left...

I took my brother-in-law, my sister and 3 other friends to a local bar and we had 24 ice cold Prestige beers... Total cost $40 gourdes per bear = 960 gourdes.

I had $140 gourdes left...

I got hungry afterwards. So I went to a local spot and had me a plate of smoked chicken served with boiled green bananas and manioc... Total cost: $100 gourdes.

I went home with 40 gourdes in my pocket...

The following morning, I bought me a nice plate of Mais Moulin and Sos Calalou for breakfast... Total cost 40 gourdes.

That was the end of my $25 US...

2 car wash, 24 bears, 1 smoked chicken, morning breakfast, all for 20 bucks... NOT BAD right?

How much would all of that cost you in the United States??

Wait... There is one SAD part to this amazing experience... The MAJORITY of the people who live in Haiti don't have access to $25 US...

What do you think about that?

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Shime Leroy vie chere ce vrai mais si moune ca pa te laver 2 machines et bou tout quantite bier ca yo si cote li ye a li te bay cob la yo te changer li tap... see more
Reply · March 16 at 2:16 PM
Marie Nadine Pierre Jah love. Give thanks and praises for describing the money exchange situation in Ayiti. I will gladly come and spend my U.S. and Euros dollars money... see more
Reply · March 15 at 6:46 PM
Gee Unbelievable, superbly sad! RE: Haiti Money - What Can You do with $25.00 US in Haiti These Days? Read This... see more
Reply · March 15 at 3:42 PM
Gee Unbelievable, superbly sad! RE: Haiti Money - What Can You do with $25.00 US in Haiti These Days? Read This... see more
Reply · March 15 at 3:38 PM
Gee Unbelievable, superbly sad! RE: Haiti Money - What Can You do with $25.00 US in Haiti These Days? Read This... see more
Reply · March 15 at 3:38 PM
Patrick Princivil Ébyen sé bagay sa yo map palé nou an! Pandan nap di ké $ 25 US sé énemi ti klas pòv la nèg jwen $ 20, 000 US... see more
Reply · March 15 at 3:31 PM

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