Recently, we've been asking lots of people some basic questions about money.
Today we hear from Jonas Prouyes, who works as a waiter in Saint-Marc, Haiti.
Earlier entries in the series include conversations with the guy from Belle & Sebastian and a New York nanny. Here's the whole series.
Are you worried about money?
Not too much.
Do you have any debts?
Are you saving money?
I started saving. But sometimes in the middle of the road I have family and friends that need help, so I give them part of that savings.
What did you do before you worked as a waiter?
I went the to Dominican Republic and bought things, and came to Haiti to sell them. Somehow something happened and I lost that money. That's why I am now working as a waiter.
I didn't master the Spanish language really. I had people who were helping me go to the Dominican Republic and those people, they stole my money.
I definitely don't want to stay here working as a waiter. I like my independence.
What's your dream job?
My dream is to be an accountant. The situation is hard right now, so I can't pay school. My dream is to be in a situation where I can help others because I am here right now because of other people that helped me out.
Note: This is a condensed version of our conversation, translated from Haitian Creole.