As of January 15, 2016, the CDC issued a level-2 travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Haiti is currently on that list of countries. There is evidence that Zika may be sexually transmitted from a male to his partner. Also, pregnant women may transmit the virus to their unborn children. Research is currently focusing on a probably link between Zika and microcephaly in newborns. Definitive research is ongoing. For more information regarding this alert, please click here>>. CDC is especially recommending special precautions for pregnant women and women and their partner trying to become pregnant.
Vision Trips to Haiti are typically five days, leaving early Thursday morning and returning Monday evening. Most Vision Trips to Haiti go to Port-au-Prince and stay at The Jumecourt Inn (the “Inn”), a GO Project business that functions as an income source for sustainable orphan care. The Inn is connected with the GO Project’s partner-led children’s village that served as a transition center for newly orphaned or displaced children after the earthquake in 2010. This unique community, which also has a school, church, soccer field, and water purification system on the grounds, serves as ‘base camp’ for your trip. Vision Trips to some of GO Project’s partner-led villages in other areas of Haiti travel to Les Cayes (located in the south) or Gonaives (located in the northwest).
On each Vision Trip to Haiti you will become part of the GO Project family, playing with children at three to four different homes. Activities are similar to what you would do with your own kids – singing, games, crafts, hugging and holding. The simple act of loving these children is just like treating a physical wound. During your visit, you will also have an opportunity to experience our ministry model, worship with the local church in Haiti, and learn about job-creating businesses, all against the backdrop of the sights and sounds of Haiti.
The all-in cost for a Vision Trip to Port-au-Prince is $705 plus airfare, which includes lodging for four nights, food for two meals per day (which is what we eat while there), transportation to, from, and while in Haiti, insurance and an administrative fee. Vision Trips to Les Cayes or Gonaives are $765 plus airfare. We will purchase your airfare unless prior arrangements have been made.
Groups can range in size from twelve to twenty people, but space is still limited. Each Vision Trip has a trip leader who will provide trip goers with other specifics and is available to answer questions about the trip.
To plan your Vision Trip to Haiti, please consult with your trip leader and review the Trip Planner page HERE.