Leogane, Haiti 2019

Léogâne, Haiti

Following the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010, Haiti received an outpouring of support from people just like you who wanted to do whatever they could to help this country find its feet again. Now, much of the rubble has been cleared up, the tent cities are disappearing, and life has mostly gone back to normal for Haitians. But normal life to a Haitian looks very different from normal life for you and me...

Haiti was the poorest country in the western hemisphere before the earthquake, which means that earthquake aside, Haitians have been subject to corrupt government, unstable infrastructure (it’s the only country in the western hemisphere that does not have a sewer system), abject poverty, and lack of education for years. Many Haitians grow up in a world where their income is $2/day (World Bank 2012); 24.7% live in extreme poverty on less than US $1.25 per day (UNDP 2013). Haiti’s literacy rate is 61% – 64% for males and 57% for females (CIA Factbook Nov 2015). The average literacy rate for Latin American and Caribbean developing countries is 92%. (World Bank 2015). They will likely lose a baby in childbirth or know someone who already has. An estimated 1 in 285 births will result in a woman’s death, a ratio about 16 times higher than in the United States (Partners in Health 2014). Their view of hope is often very small...

You will be serving alongside a local church and ministry that is reaching out to all aspects of the community, from serving children through Vacation Bible School to helping families build or repair their homes to teaching adults good hygiene techniques to protect their families from disease. You’ll have the chance to serve alongside a group of people who are providing Haitians every opportunity to rise above the circumstances they were born into. This global experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of the complexity of poverty.

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Mar 09 2019 to Mar 16 2019 All Ages Available Keep Me Informed
Mar 23 2019 to Mar 30 2019 All Ages Available Keep Me Informed
Jun 15 2019 to Jun 22 2019 All Ages Available Keep Me Informed
Jun 29 2019 to Jul 06 2019 All Ages Available Keep Me Informed
Jul 13 2019 to Jul 20 2019 All Ages Available Keep Me Informed
Sep 14 2019 to Sep 21 2019 All Ages Available Keep Me Informed

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How You'll Serve

Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

    • Visit a local school and teach basic English, and play games with students
    • Assist with needed projects for local missionary houses
    • Visit a Haitian market and a coffee farm
    • Learn about sustainable farming and agriculture
    • Help lead Vacation Bible School 
    • Teach adults hygiene and disease prevention

Needs on the ground in Haiti can change. We rely on our ministry partners to set direction for our teams. So, come with a willing and flexible heart to serve as God leads.

Our Partners

Group International Mission Trips has established this as an exclusive location for our participants. During your week of service, you'll partner with a local church that has established an outstanding ministry. You will serve the local people by supporting the church's vision to change the lives of people from Léogâne, Haiti.

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at the Port Au Prince Airport (PAP) no later than 5 PM arrival on Saturday; transport to lodging facility
Sunday – Attend a local church, and free afternoon
Monday-Thursday – Work and ministry projects; evening devotions and God Sightings
Friday – Free day or beach day
Saturday – Depart for PAP airport; fly home

Need to Know

  • A passport is required to travel to Haiti.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella. Typhoid vaccine and Hepatitis A vaccine are also recommended. Be sure to bring bug spray (at least 25% DEET) as there are mosquito-borne illnesses present in Haiti, including Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, and the Zika virus.
  • Fly into the Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP). Average flight cost is $600-$700. You may need to stay in Florida the night before your flight to Haiti.
  • You will need to pay a $10 tourist fee when you first arrive in Haiti (payable in U.S. dollars).
  • Lodging consists in gender-specific rooms (bunk style) in either at guest houses or dorms.
  • Currency is the Haitian Gourde (HTG). $1 = about 68.16 HTG. You will be able to use U.S. dollars in most places in Leogane. 
  • Electricity is the same as the U.S., and a converter or adapter is not needed to plug electronics into the wall.
  • French and Haitian Creole French are the primary languages.
  • Bring additional money for souvenirs.
Price: $999 per person
Deposit: See Below
Our payment policy is designed to give you the most flexibility when reserving your mission trip experience with Group Mission Trips.

When you register for a trip, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due per person to reserve your space.
Payments are due and become non-refundable 60 days prior to the trip departure.
For groups reserving more than 50% of a trip’s capacity, a $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required.
Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.
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Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 970-800-4000 for more location-specific age requirements. 

Call our expert International Mission Trip Advisor at 970-800-4000.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. If you cancel your registration prior to the final payment due date, your deposit is non-refundable but any additional payments you have made up until that time are refundable. Once you have paid your final balance and are within 60 days of your trip, all money is non-refundable. If Group International Mission Trips makes the decision to cancel your trip due to inclement weather or political unrest, we will reschedule you to a different trip or refund your fees.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

While some mission trips are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Our International Mission Trip Advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at ralm@groupmissiontrips.com, or call 1-970-800-4000 for more information.

$999*/person
*Flight not included
Age:
All Ages
Trip Capacity:
20
Shots Required:
Yes
Passport Required:
Yes

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