The Haitian Gourde vs The US Dollar

The Haitian Gourde vs The US Dollar

Once upon a time, FIVE Haitian gourdes was equivalent to ONE U.S. Dollar. it was written directly on the Haitian currency. Nowadays you need lots of Haitian gourdes, more than 70 gourdes for one US dollar.

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My Haitian father recalls how much Haitian currency he exchanged for 100 US dollars back in 1988 when he neede money to travel to the United States.

Read: My Haitian father recalls 518 gourdes for 100 dollars US back in 1988

Haitians have long feared that one day you will need 100 gourdes for one U.S. dollar. Back in April 2020, Haitian newspaper Le Nouveliste reported that the fear became a reality. As of early April 2020 you needed 100 Haitian gourdes for one U.S. dollar. It's gotten worse since.

Read: 100 Haitian Gourdes for 1 Us Dollar - The Day Haiti's Worst Nightmare Became a Reality

The value of the Haitian currency is getting closer and closer to 100 gourdes for one US dollar. On Monday it was being exchanged at 95 gourdes for one US dollar.

Read: Very soon you will need 100 Haitian good for one U.S. dollar

The Haitian currency, the gourde, has lost its value a great deal lately compared to the U.S. dollar and other currencies, and prices are soaring in a country where people barely have the means to survive.

Read: Money : The Haitian Gourdes has lost nearly one third of its value since the summer

The Haitian economic system is in a deep hole right now. Can we even speak of the economy in Haiti? These days you need more than 75 gourdes for one U.S. dollar. Some say it's more than that...

Read: The Haitian Economy is in the hole, 75.25 Gourdes for one U.S. Dollar

Dola a ap monte en Haiti e nou pa fè dola. Dapre yon jounalis, dola a te plizoumwen sikile an Haiti se lè MINUSTAH te la. "Ou ka reproche...

Read: Vrai ou Faux: Dola te sikile plis en Haiti lè MINUSTAH te la

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