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Spending in Haiti - Why are PRICES set in US Dollars when the Haitian Currency is GOURDES

This morning, overheard a man complaining in the radio that the price everything except rice and chicken in Haiti is set in US Dollars... If you want to buy a nice perfume, decent clothing, a night in a hotel room, you have to pay in US dollars. "Why is that," the man asks, "when the currency if Haiti is the Gourde?"

MONEY Advice : Can you save MONEY by simply leaving it on a Savings Bank Account?

Yes, I agree, putting money away in a savings account is a good way to prevent you from spending it impulsively but if you want to put money away hoping to get some good interest on it, to make your money grow, is a savings account the way to go?

Haitian MONEY Talk - Increase the value of the GOURDE, Its immediate impact on the Haitian economy

A group of Haitian professors and businessmen sat on a round table recently discussing the most immediate way to positively impact the Haitian economy today. One of them said: "If the value of the Haitian currency (gourde) were to increase slightly compared to the US dollar, this would be an immediate relief to parents across the country."

Economics - In Haiti, The Flow Of Income is NOT Circular, That's why we are so POOR, Details...

I was watching a video called "Circular Flow of Income - How the different components of an economy interact" and it made me realize why Haiti is so POOR as a country... Plain and simple, The Haitian flow of income is FLAT, it is NOT Circular... Our economy does NOT grow, it flows out to other countries..

Haiti Money - Martelly blames Former Haitian Leaders for Depreciation of the Gourde to the US Dollar

Haiti Money Update -- If the Haitian Gourde has lost so much value to the U.S. Dollar, it is because of past mistakes of former Haitian Leaders, President Michel Martelly said on the election trail...

Haiti Money - 50.5 Haitian Gourdes Now NEEDED for 1 US Dollar...

Have you heard? The US Dollar rises above 50 gourdes in Haiti. The Haitian Gourde is loosing more and more value... Nowadays need 50.5 Haitian Gourdes to buy one US dollar in Haiti... It's 50.1 gourdes to sell 1 US dollar...

Haiti received 1.9 Billion Dollars from the Diaspora in 2014

Can you believe this? Haitians in the diaspora sent a whopping 1.9 BILLION dollars in money transfers to their family and friends living in Haiti in the year 2014... That's not counting money sent in the pockets of Haitians traveling back to Haiti...

Haitien an mande-m 50 goud, mwen gen problem 500 dola, kob mwen pa kont, kisa pou-m fe?

Banm poze-w yon keksyon: Si yon moun vini kote-w li mande-w pou w fè-l kado 50 goud pandan ke ou menm, ou genyen problem 500 dola americain pa-w ke wap jere epi kob ou pa kont, eske w-ap bay li??? Eske ou mechan, eske ou malonèt si ou di NON???

Haiti Money - 50 Gourdes for 1 US Dollar, Coming soon...

One upon a time, you needed 5 Haitian gourdes for 1 U.S. dollar... Not anymore... Nowadays, the exchange rate for one U.S. Dollar is 48.74 gourdes. If you want to buy this hard to find green back, you need 49 Haitian gourdes. Soon you may need 50 gourdes.

Haiti Ekonomi - Anpil moun ap plenyen LAJAN pa SIKILE nan peyi a...

Genyen anpil Haitien nan peyi d'Haiti ki ap plenyen LAJAN pa SIKILE nan peyi a... Tout kote ou pase se preske menm pawol la, lajan rete kote li ye a, li pa pase de men nan men, li pa bouje, sa ki lakòz anpil moun razè nan peyi a...

Messages and comments from our readers...

RE: PHOTO : Haiti Caricature : Trump says No more American Dream for young Haitians So what! Believe Haitians people the time is to go...

PHOTO : Haiti Caricature : Trump says No more American Dream for young Haitians :: So what! Believe Haitians people the time is to go back home and united for the futur of our country. yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can! Alone we...

RE: I'm personally sorry for all the hate and irrational messages... Wow I am Canadian to born as a haitian, I am speechless

Build a WALL between Haiti and the Dominican Republic... WOW... REALLY??? :: Wow I am Canadian to born as a haitian, I am speechless

Haitian christians abandon their music because all non european matters is the devil to evangelicals The answer to this inquiry is that the so-called...

Haiti - Compas Music vs Religion : Why do Haitian musicians abandon Compas Music when they convert into Christianity? :: The answer to this inquiry is that the so-called evangelical brand of Christianity is a mixture of number of number American culture and a narrow...

Haitian Photo Stories...

PHOTO: Haiti - Richard A Morse (RAM) campaigning with Candidate Maryse Narcisse PHOTO: Haiti - Richard A Morse (RAM) campaigning with Candidate Maryse Narcisse

Once a strong supporter of his cousin president Michel Martelly, singer Richard A. Morse (RAM) was spotted campaigning with LAVALAS presidential...

NY Haitian-American Councilman says Haitians going to Canada are under FALSE impression NY Haitian-American Councilman says Haitians going to Canada are under FALSE impression

New York City Council Member Mathieu Eugene says many Haitians making the trip to Canada seeking asylum are under the false impression that Canada...

Charlemagne Peralte Statue - Hinche Haiti Charlemagne Peralte Statue - Hinche Haiti

Gade photo saa... Otorite nan ville Hinche Haiti depose yon Gerbes de fleurs pou Charlemagne Peralte nan dat anivèsè lanmò li, 31...