Haitian beggars are becoming more creative these days, they want more money

Begging in Haiti has taken a new form... Normally, a poor street beggar will ask you for HTG $5 gourdes, but these new smart beggars are clean cut, well dressed, they ride on motorcycles and they ask you for GAS money...

Haiti Currency - 500 Haitian Gourdes

KREYOL: Nouvo mendiant Haiti yo, se sou moto you vini, byen abiye, ap vinn mande w: "Jere m yon galon gas non!" Ki koze sa?

A man walks into a beauty salon in Hinche Haiti, he tells the owner:

"Hello madame, I need a favor from you. I am on my way to Lascahobas and I am short on gas. Can you help me with a gallon of gas?"

Are you kidding me?

One gallon of gasoline in Haiti costs 185 gourdes... If his plan works, he will get HTG $200 gourdes out of the lady.

Do that 20 times in a day 5 days a week. This smart beggar is making 20,000 gourdes per week or 80,000 gourdes a month...

What do you think about that?

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Jean That is a smart way to beg. I have seen that in other other countries too. altenordnetwork.com/ RE: Haitian beggars are becoming more creative these... see more
Reply · June 10 at 3:58 PM
Marie Nadine Pierre Jah/Jahnes love. I am so proud of the "Smart" beggars in Ayiti. Those who ask (nicely and intelligently) will receive. And Ayiti has a high... see more
Reply · May 16 at 6:03 PM

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