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the basic unit of money in Haiti

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Selon Jesumene, une mere de famille interviewee au village de la Fraternite, la depense pour l'eclairage, la nuit, coute 125 a 150 gourdes par mois, soit US$ 3 a US$ 3.
Por 40 gourdes puedes comprar una dosis de esas drogas".
McNeil said he put in Haitian gourdes, the currency of that battered island, "to commemorate those lost in the earthquake.
Seventy gourdes, that doesn't do anything for me," said Banel Jeune, a clothing factory worker taking part in the protest, referring to his current minimum-wage salary.
Some pupils were not at school because it was holding a party requiring a donation of up to 25 gourdes (39p) that poorer families could not afford, said Steven Benoit, who represents the area in the Haitian Parliament.
The AML Law requires financial institutions to establish money laundering prevention programs and to verify the identity of customers who open accounts or conduct transactions that exceed 200,000 gourdes (approximately $5,420).
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 Haitian government had been paying the Cubans monthly stipends of 5,000 gourdes (a little over $100) for basic living expenses, as well as their food and lodging.
Agronomist Gaston Etienne told the Haitian AlterPresse news agency, "One hectare of land on this fertile plain, planted with rice, and properly irrigated, would yield around 10,000 gourdes [US$357] per month, whereas if a peasant works in the free zone factory he will earn a monthly wage of just 800 gourdes [US$28].
As a result of American occupation from 1915 to 1945, the gourde became pegged to the dollar at the rate of five gourdes for one dollar.
Following a cursory attempt at haggling, she buys a pot for 250 gourdes.
He also spent an invaluable year as head chef in Provence, at Les Bories Hotel, Gourdes en Provence.
50 in Haitian gourdes - now around eighty-two gourdes - and told to go home.
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.