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December 2018 Haiti/DR Trip

December 2018 Haiti/DR Trip

Dec 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018

Registration Information

General Registration

Before signing up for this trip, please note that this trip cost EXCLUDES the cost of international flights, as flight costs are so variable depending on departure airports and seat preferences. When Help One Now books your international flights, you will be contacted with an additional cost for airfare!

Trip Cost
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Trip Requirements

About this trip

Thank you for your participation in a Help One Now Vision Trip! 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 trips, 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

A few things to note about this trip: 

All expenses on the ground (meals, lodging, transportation) are included in the trip price, but airfare will be charged separately, as some are departing from different airports, some prefer to book their own flights with points, and some prefer upgraded seats, thus we cannot determine the same cost for every person's airfare. Any other costs associated with your trip would be your responsibility (those costs may include spending money, or appointments at a travel clinic before your trip, for example). We do allow our trip participants to fundraise through their registration pages in order to make those trip costs more manageable!

Those traveling are required to carry a passport with an expiration date further than 6 months away from the date of travel. Should your passport have already expired, or should your passport expire within the 6 months after your intended trip dates, you can mail in your old passport to get it expedited and renewed. HERE is where you can find more information on how to renew your passport.

If you are under the age of 18 and are traveling without a parent or legal guardian present, we will email out a form to get signed by parents or legal guardians, giving permission to travel out of country with the team!

In addition, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends various vaccinations for international travelers depending on your destination country. Please visit a medical professional or a travel clinic as soon as you know you are traveling abroad, as they may recommend particular vaccinations or medicine based on your destination, some vaccinations are not always immediately available, and some vaccinations need to be administered over the course of months. **Please ensure you are up to date on all routine vaccinations. These vaccinations include a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and a flu shot! Most of you are up to date on these anyway!**

Haiti does not currently have any required vaccinations; however, we recommend the Hepatitis A vaccination, a Typhoid treatment (pill or shot), and Malaria medication as well.

Some travelers choose to receive the Cholera, Hepatitis B, Rabies, and Yellow Fever vaccinations, but REST ASSURED: we know these lists may seem overwhelming, but all of these vaccinations are entirely optional and are merely precautions!

We’d love to encourage you to familiarize yourself with Help One Now’s philosophy regarding international mission. In preparation for your potential Learning Journey, please try to read Doing Good Is Simple by Help One Now’s founder Chris Marlow. Another great resource is When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Mon 12/3
  • 12:32pm Team arrives in Cap-Haitian (CAP)
  • 2pm Time in Ferrier (hear leaders' vision and stories and spend time with kids)
  • 5pm Head back to Cap-Haitian
  • 7pm Dinner with Jean Alix at hotel
Tue 12/4
  • 8am Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:30-10am Free time at beach
  • 10am Head back to Ferrier
  • 11am-1:30pm Tour secondary school and hear Jean Alix's vision for education
  • 1:30pm Head back to Cap-Haitian
  • 4:15pm Depart Cap-Haitian (CAP)
  • 6:30pm Dinner in Petionville with Jean Alix
Wed 12/5
  • 8:30am Breakfast at hotel
  • 9am Visit Agape
  • 10am Visit St Cyr Clinic and school
  • 12pm Lunch back in Petionville
  • 2pm Visit Yahve Shamma
  • 6:30 Dinner at Boutilliers
Thu 12/6
  • 6:30am Breakfast at hotel
  • 7am Head to airport
  • 8:50am Depart Port-au-Prince (PAP)
  • Spend day in La Vega with Rod, hear his vision and story
Fri 12/7
  • 8am Breakfast at guesthouse
  • 8:30am drive to Neyba
  • Spend full day in Neyba
  • Dinner at hotel
Sat 12/8
  • 8am Breakfast at hotel
  • 9am Head back to Santo Domingo
  • 3:10pm Depart Santo Domingo to head home

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Help One Now empowers families in developing countries through high-capacity local lead...

Madeline Robless
Madeline Robless
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