Travel with us to Haiti and experience the ministry of our local church partners firsthand. This trip offers a unique window into comprehensive orphan care, prevention and transition initiatives. We will visit orphan care and prevention ministries in and around Port-au-Prince, reflecting on the efforts of local champions to sustain local children and families. Your team will also explore the beauty of Haiti, discovering why the island was called the Pearl of the Caribbean.
Less than a 2-hour flight from Florida, Haiti is located on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. While Haiti’s “mountains beyond mountains” and rugged island beauty are breathtaking, poverty is a tangible force in the daily lives of most Haitians.
Historical French colonial exploitation, decades of ineffective government, and natural disasters are just a few contributing challenges in Haiti. With more than two-thirds of adults lacking formal jobs, many cannot afford to care for their children, let alone pay the required fees for education. Less than 50% of children in Haiti attend school.
In spite of economic struggles, hope and resiliency are strong among Haiti’s people. And Haitian churches are rich in faith and actively ministering to their communities.
WHAT WE DO
The Global Orphan Project’s local church partners provide family-style, culturally relevant care and education for orphaned and vulnerable children at 14 sites across Haiti.
Haiti is also home to the Transition Academy, a 2-year vocational-technical school for young adults who have aged out of orphan care, and LIFE, the partner manufacturing facility for GOEX, our apparel company created to provide living wage jobs and send all profits back to care for kids.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A VISION TRIP
Our team on the ground is eager to introduce you to life in Haiti! You’ll meet local pastors and mamas providing family and home for vulnerable children, as well as business owners creating new opportunities for employment. You’ll visit historical sites and places of incredible natural beauty. And, of course, you’ll meet children in our partners’ care.
You and your team will experience the kindness, openness and hospitality so common within Haitian culture. You’ll try local cuisines, including the wildly popular pikliz. You will observe both the beauty and struggle of daily life while you travel through the city and countryside.
Come prepared for a healthy dose of sunshine! Haiti’s climate is tropical, so average daily temperatures range from the high 60s to the low 90s, and humidity is typically high. November – March is Haiti’s dry season, while April – October is rainy season. Haiti lies within the Caribbean’s hurricane belt, so tropical storms and hurricanes are possible from June – October.
UPCOMING TRIP DATES
- Haiti Open Vision Trip: May 14 – 18, 2020
- Haiti Open Vision Trip: June 24 – 30, 2020
- Haiti Open Vision Trip: July 9 – 13, 2020
- Haiti Open Vision Trip: Aug. 6 – 10, 2020
- Haiti Open Vision Trip: Sept. 17 – 21, 2020
- Haiti Nall Ave Baptist Church Trip: Oct. 15 – 20, 2020
- Haiti Open Vision Trip: Oct. 22 – 27, 2020