Trip Price $995

Arcahaie Haiti

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Why you should serve

The need in Haiti

Location: Arcahaie, Haiti

Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere with 59% of the population living below the poverty line. There is an orphan crisis and families are in dire need. We are passionate about keeping families together in a nation where 8/10 children in the orphan system has one or both of their parents living. We work with natives and missionaries on the ground to meet physical needs through child sponsorship, education, medical care and spiritual development. Our site is a community center where people can come to learn, seek medical attention, play sports or worship amidst their neighbors. Our desire is to help sustain the efforts of the locals through VBS, construction projects, community outreach and education initiatives.

Haiti Trip at a glance

Here is some helpful information about our trips to Haiti and a look at the cultural statistics.

Age Group:
All Ages - Family Friendly

Trip Availability:
Year Round

Trip Duration:
7 Days / 6 Nights

Haiti Cultural Statistics

Climate Tropical
Current Temp. 81°

Population
10,788,450

Religion
Roman Catholic

Language
Creole

Location
Caribbean

Living in Poverty
59%

Ways to serve:

Click on the buttons to review all the ways you can serve in Haiti.

Children are a big part of our ministry focus. Teams will have the opportunity to love and serve children through VBS and regular interaction with them at the mission site in the form of games, crafts*, songs, etc.

* Teams are responsible for bringing necessary craft supplies and should budget appropriately.

Many Haitians are food insecure, meaning that they lack regular access to enough nutritious food for normal growth and development. In fact, it is very common for Haitians to eat only one meal per day, or sometimes nothing at all. Volunteers will be able to help serve lunch to over 100 people each day.

We have had teams from all over the country build up our mission site to its current state which includes: a mission house, a school, a kitchen, a church, and a medical clinic. Some of these buildings are still incomplete; there is always more to be done.

Access to medical care is a luxury that is foreign to many Haitian people. Our medical teams come and provide medical attention to many who would never otherwise receive it. Note: It is recommended that at least one medical doctor travels with the team. Non-medical personnel are always welcome.

There is a significant lack of education in Haiti about topics such as health, sex, nutrition, disease prevention, etc. We welcome any knowledgeable volunteers to prepare presentations to share with the community.

Sports are a great way to connect with people whom you've never met before! Kids and teens in Haiti love soccer and basketball especially - we love using sports as a way to enter into conversation and relationship.

We know that many children living in orphanages around the world are economic orphans rather than orphans in the traditional sense of having lost both parents. Our child sponsorship program is proof that we aim to keep families together by alleviating some of the financial burden that many families around the world face. While all of this is true, it is also true that there are children living in orphanages who deserve to be held, played with, and offered the hope that comes from knowing that there is a Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally if we cannot bring about the change that would reunite them with their families.

Training local men and women to lead Bible studies and discipleship groups is a big part of continuing the spread of the gospel and the growth of the local church in Haiti.

We work in conjunction with local church leadership to host events that will bring people out, giving local believers and trip participants the chance to develop relationships and have meaningful gospel conversations.


Trip Pricing Info:

All pricing is accurate as of 11/21/2019

Pricing Per Person:

Registration Fee

Non-Refundable

  • 1 Person: $100
  • Team of 8 or more: $495 total

Trip Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

What's Included in the $995

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In-country Transportation:

  • To/From Airport
  • To/From Ministry sites in-country

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Translators (if needed)

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3 meals/day (excludes food at airports)

  • American or Haitian cuisine

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1 Bold Hope staff member

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Lodging:

  • Hotel

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Materials:

  • Training presentations & handouts
  • Devotional guides
  • Re-Entry guides

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Basic Ministry Supplies:

  • Paint and brushes
  • Coloring books & crayons

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Reusable Water Bottle

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Additional Costs

Recreation or Local Cultural Experience

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Airfare (Bold Hope can book)

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Construction and/or Ministry Projects

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Group t-shirts

  • Bold Hope t-shirts will typically be on sale during your trip, but limited quantities are available.
  • If you would like to make your own shirts, feel free to grab our logos here: Bold Hope Media Kit
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What's Not Included

Transportation to/from U.S. airport

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Passports

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Vaccinations

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Haiti Information -&- Frequently Asked Questions

Haiti Information:

Be sure to read through this information.

Lodging:

Teams will stay at Kaliko Beach Club (www.kalikobeachclub.com) in rooms of 4. Double- and single-occupancy rooms are available upon request for an upgrade fee.

Vaccinations:

All international travelers should research the area they are visiting. Please Click here for Haiti vaccination information and consult with your primary care physician or a travel clinic at least 4-8 weeks prior to your departure to make decisions that are best for you or your family members.

Trip participants should be up to date with vaccinations common to those living in the United States, such as tetanus and measles/mumps/rubella.

Food:

Breakfast and dinner will be eaten at the hotel, and are a good mixture of Haitian and American food. Lunch is served at the mission site and is usually rice and beans. The cost of any meals eaten in an airport will be the responsibility of the trip participant.

Clean, safe drinking water is available at all times.

Transportation:

It is each participant's responsibility to get themselves to and from the airport in the U.S.

Upon arrival in Haiti, all transportation during your stay is included in the cost of the trip.

warning Important:

All passports must be valid 6 months past the dates of the trip.

Haiti FAQ:

Be sure to read through this information.

Is a visa required for travel to Haiti?

No, a visa is not required for U.S. residents for stays in Haiti less than 90 days. All travelers with non-Haitian passports will be required to pay a $10 entrance fee upon arrival.

What is the dress code for Haiti?

Dress modestly, but be prepared for the heat. Tank tops are fine as long as bras are not visible. Shorts should at least reach your fingertips. Swimsuits should be one-piece or tankinis that completely cover your stomach. Sneakers should be worn on the mission site; sandals are fine at the hotel.

What time zone is Haiti in?

Haiti is in the Eastern time zone.

Do I need to pack towels or toiletries?

You do not need to pack towels. We suggest packing travel-sized toiletries.

What language do Haitians speak?

The official language of Haiti is French. However, people speak Haitian Creole in their everyday lives. Many of our staff members speak English.

What kind of food will I be eating?

Breakfast and dinner are served at the hotel and are a good mixture of Haitian and American food. Lunch is served at the mission site and is usually rice and beans.

Can I drink the water?

No, never drink out of the tap in Haiti and do not use that water to brush your teeth. There is bottled water available throughout the hotel and at our mission site that is clean and safe to drink.

What should I know about the culture?

If you are teaching or preaching, make sure any tattoos are covered. Haitian parents get very embarrassed if their child’s picture is taken in dirty clothes or without having bathed. Please be sure to ask permission before taking anyone’s photo.


Insurance Benefits:

Benefit

Limit

Comments

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

$100,000

Reduced to $10,000 for those under age 12 or age 70 and over

Medical Expenses - Primary

  • $100 deductible
  • No preexisting conditions Exclusion.

$100,000

Primary coverage; $2,500 of this limit is available to pay U.S. or Canadian providers

Excess Medical Expenses - Optional

Preexisting conditions are Excluded. Includes an additional $50,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation limit.

$40,000

For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.49 per diem

$90,000

For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.69 per diem

$40,000

For those age 60-65 at an additional $1.40 per diem

$40,000

For those age 66-70 at an additional $3.05 per diem

Disability Income Benefit
(no benefit if under age 12 or 70 and over)

$1,000/month

$500/month

$250/month

First 100 Months — Accident

Months 101–200 — Accident

50 Months — Sickness (after 3 month waiting period)

Assistance Service

Included

Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide medical emergencies; provided by Intana Global™

Emergency Medical Evacuation

$100,000

Coordinated by Intana Global™; will bring participant back to USA if necessary

Crisis Management Service*

Included

Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide non-medical emergencies; provided by red24

Security Evacuation*

$100,000

Coordinated by red24; for evacuation due to crime, civil unrest, natural disasters, kidnap/hostage situations**

Family Coordination and Repatriation of Mortal Remains

$25,000

Combined limit for both benefits and includes a sublimit of $2,500 for extra expenses incurred during an approved evacuation

Personal Property
$100 deductible

$2,500

"Door to door" replacement cost coverage includes checked baggage; higher limits available upon request.

General Liability

$1,000,000

Worldwide jurisdiction; includes coverage for injury to a volunteer; covers volunteer and sending organization

PARTICIPATION FEE

$3.30 per person per day

By requesting that we enroll you or your group, you are agreeing to participate in InternationalHelpers (Guernsey) Trust (IHT) for certain benefits and services. The Trust Participation Agreement is attached for signature and return with enrollment. Services & Benefits are provided by service contracts & insurance policies issued to IHT.

*The cost of a security evacuation is only insured up to $1,000 in countries and regions deemed Extreme Risk by red24, unless the volunteer is already in the country and insured by this plan when the country or region is elevated to Extreme Risk status. red24 cannot guarantee service in Extreme Risk areas. If you are traveling to an area that may be subject to this limitation, please contact us.

** While red24 will deploy a specialist or negotiator as needed, this benefit does not pay ransomamounts.

This brief summary is not an insurance policy; rather, it outlines some of the features of this coverage. For specific details, please contact our office or refer to the policy. This is not a major medical policy. MajorMedical Coverage is available for individuals and groups on Short-Termand Long-Term international assignments. AnAggregate Limit of $20,000,000 applies to the above benefits. This limit provides the full $100,000 AD&D benefit for up to 200 persons in a common accident.

To participate and receive the services & benefits of IHT, complete the enrollment formand return along with your check made payable to: Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services. In computing the number of days, count the departure day as well as the day of return. If the entire group is not traveling on the same dates, please attach a separate sheet grouping the volunteers by their travel dates.