Haitian Gourde

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Haitian Gourde

The currency of Haiti. It was introduced in 1872, replacing another currency that was also called the gourde. It was initially pegged to the French franc, but this was switched to the U.S. dollar in 1912 at a rate of five gourdes to one dollar. Since 1989, the gourde has been a floating currency. Interestingly, the peg is maintained in colloquial speech, in which people refer to five gourdes as a Haitian dollar. Often, prices are even given in Haitian dollars.
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Or she can pay seven Haitian gourdes (about 18 cents US) to fill her bucket when water is available from a neighbor's small reservoir.
The gourde is under heavy pressure; in 1998 Haiti's trade deficit was about US$ 1,068.
Lafontant said, "The average wage is now about 20 gourdes for eight hours of work" - a gourde today is worth slightly less than 10 U.
His wife runs the restaurant at the local coop and charges two or three gourdes (a gourde equals 20 cents) for lunch, "though we may charge a poor man only one gourde.
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La gourde qui a contenu du piment peut, meme vide, faire eternuer (proverbe de Cote d'Ivoire).