Thank you for your participation in a Help One Now Learning Journey! The Help One Now ethos is to remain invisible in our communities and focus our efforts on resourcing key leaders instead. Help One Now leads a limited number of Learning Journeys for committed, long-term supporters (Church Partners, Child Sponsors, Foundation members, and Love Hope Partners) each year. On these Journeys, emphasis will be placed on connecting with a community, building deep relationships with the local leaders, and brainstorming how you can unlock your human capital to partner together and support their work back home.
On this trip, we are excited for you to:
● meet and fall in love with our local leaders and the children they serve
● learn from our local leaders by hearing their stories and engaging in their communities. Doing this helps us, the visitors, understand the unique issues in different environments
● see the impact of our projects firsthand and gain a new understanding of how complex working in these communities can be
● become advocates of the country, people and orphans that you meet when you return home. You are the tribe; we need you to run with these stories and partner with us to make an impact
Be on the lookout for emailed updates and a detailed trip packet containing exciting and important information for your upcoming trip! In the meantime, here are some notes for your consideration as you begin to prepare for your trip! If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Madeline, our trips coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org!
While there are no required vaccines, the following are recommended:
Hepatitis A & B* Tetanus/diptheria* Typhoid*
MMR Malaria Varicella
*most commonly recommended
We also suggest getting a prescription for an anti-malaria medication. There are several different prescriptions you can choose from. Your local travel clinic can go over the different options with you and help you decide what will be best for you. If you've done a lot of international travel before, chances are you've had a lot of these immunizations already.
Packing List: Please do not bring anything you absolutely can’t live without (including jewelry and electronics). Be modest with the items you decide to bring to Haiti and remember that the average Haitian lives on less than $2 a day.
• VALID PASSPORT to be carried on your person at all times.
• Water bottle (to be refilled)
• Clothing to fit your needs for the allotted time period- It is hot and humid in the daytime. Please dress modestly (no short-shorts or sleeveless shirts; underwear and bra straps cannot show). A light jacket is recommended just in case you get chilly at night or if it rains.
• Close-toed shoes
• Toiletries (no perfumes/colognes or heavily scented items please- mosquitoes like those)
• Bug Spray- DEET (anti-mosquito) spray or wipes
• All necessary prescriptions to be kept in original labeled bottles (TSA regulations)
Help One Now will purchase trip cancellation and medical evacuation insurance for each of you (included in trip cost). You will receive an insurance card to print out and keep with your passport a week before your departure.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
You will each been registered with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This is a free service provided by the US Government for citizens traveling abroad that will allow the US Embassy in Haiti to better assist you in the event of an emergency.