At Clean Water for Haiti we know that it’s important for people to catch our vision. We know that connecting with what we do first hand is a vital part of that. People need to come to Haiti and be here.
What we do is technical and it can’t be learned and replicated in a few days. We also have a fully trained staff that take care of not only the day to day details of making our filter program work, but also any other projects around the mission. It makes it difficult for people to come to Haiti on a typical “missions trip” – a short term visit generally with the goal of completing or participating in some sort of project like building a building or running a medical clinic. We want people to come and visit us so we’ve created Vision Trips.
Vision Trips are a one week visit to our mission base in Pierre Payen. During the visit you’ll have a chance to work in the work yard alongside our staff and learn all the nitty gritty details of what we do every day. You can participate as much as you want to. We will also try to work things out so you can go out with our staff on a delivery day to see where the filters are going and meet some of the people that are receiving them. During the week you will get a chance to see some of the local area and also meet some of the other people we know that are doing some good things in Haiti.
Our Vision Trip dates for 2014 are:
March 15-22, 2014 ~ August 23-30, 2014 ~ October 18-25, 2014
Dates for 2015 Vision Trips are:
March 14-21, 2015 ~ May 16-23, 2015 ~ October 17-24, 201
The cost of each Vision Trip week is $500 US per person. This fee covers all of your food, accommodation in our onsite dorms, and all in country transportation. We’ll meet you at the airport and look after you well while you’re with us. Each visitor is responsible for their own airfare but we’ll assist with helping you know which flights to book into and out of Haiti.
We try to keep Vision Trips small by capping them at 6 people per week so that we can really focus on our visitors and make it the best experience possible. If you have a group of people that want to come, but the dates above don’t work for you, just let us know. We can check our calendar and see if something else will work. At this time we only host visitors over the age of 18.
To register for a Vision Trip week please email Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have you visit us in Haiti so we can share more of our lives with you.
“This was the best week of my life!” ~Earl, RI