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An hourlong surf lesson costs between 8 and 15 US dollars, much more than Haiti’s daily minimum wage of 290 gourdes ($4.55) for eight hours of work in hotels, restaurants and agriculture.
The amount — 10,000 gourdes or $159 annually, depending on the exchange rate — was also being required of Haitians living abroad.
Once the poles were in place, the plan was to pay an off-duty state electrician 15,000 gourdes ($220) to connect people to the grid by siphoning power from a customer who lived down the hill.
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Origin and Etymology of gourde
First Known Use: circa 1858See Words from the same year
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