Sample Itinerary: A 10 day trip begins in Port-au-Prince with an overnight at the International Wall Guest House or Matthew 25 in dormitory style rooms or stay at Habitation Hatt. The next day, your backpack of personal items (clothes and toiletries) as well as one 50 lb. duffel bag per participant containing medical / school supplies are loaded into a vehicle for a long, bumpy trip to Jeannette. Although only 70-miles from Port-au-Prince, the trip takes 4-hours.
Most of your time will be spent in a rural mountain community called Jeannette where the Haiti Project has worked with the community of mostly subsistence farming families. Accommodations are clean, simple and safe. We stay at the rectory in shared rooms. All the meals are carefully prepared and served by local Haitian women. Don’t expect to lose weight, the food is wonderful and gives you a taste of Haitian cuisine. All water in the village is stored in cisterns during periods of rain fall. Water use is minimal for guests visiting Jeannette. Attend St. Marc’s Episcopal Church for Sunday service and experience Haitian worship.
Throughout the week you will interact with people as you walk and work in the village. The work accomplished depends on the gifts and talents of each group. For example, some groups come as a dental or medical teams and work at the Clinic. There is usually a group that comes to attend St. Marc’s feast or celebrate graduation. Star gaze at night on the roof of the rectory (you will never see this many stars again).
Interested in learning more about Haitian History and Culture? Ask about the Haiti Project Historical and Cultural Tour planned for October 21-31, 2018. We will visit the Citadelle and San Souci in Cap Haitien, Partners in Health Mirebalais Hospital in the Central Plateau, the Pantheon Museum in Port au Prince then we will visit Jeannette, Haiti where we partner with St. Marc’s Parish, School and Health Clinic.
If you’re interested in joining a trip, please fill out this form and mail it to the address it lists.