Vision Trips

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 office@cleanwaterforhaiti.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

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9 thoughts on “Vision Trips

  1. I love the new site, and I’m excited to see that there are vision trip dates for next year! Can I encourage people from our church to think about one of these dates if they are interested in coming to visit? We’ve had lots of people asking!

  2. Hi Sara!

    Absolutely! Please pass the word and get people to contact me about registration info. We have a whole package of info that we can pass on to help people get ready for their trip.

  3. Are you two still having volunteers coming in on Vision trips this spring/summer? I have written to a few other groups and not heard anything from anyone; I can’t even imagine how this past month has impacted your lives. I am hoping that someone is making plans to continue bringing in volunteers to help with the basic needs that are not medical. I know I can come down with one of the “big guys” but I’d like to come in with a grassroots NGO group.
    I’m praying about your adoption. We brought home three older boys from Ethiopia in September, our process was extremely fast; my heart goes out to you guys and the stress and frustration you are enduring.

    Take care,
    Gretchen
    Monroe, WA

  4. Your mission brings joy to my heart. I have a calling to help with my hands and feet. I am married. My wife does not share my calling. I am a project manager (Mechanical Contractor – pipe fitter) in the US (Frederick, Maryland). I am searching for someone like your mission that could use my proffessional skills in a Christian Faith based operation. I am not sure you could use my skills from a remote place like Frederick MD, I would be willing to try. I am very creative when posed with a conceptual need or project. I have alot to learn on how to help internationally but I am willing to learn how I can help. My prayers are with you and the live of the people you can help.

    • Okay, this is bizarre but I just joined in the Rolling’s blog because of the work we have been doing in Haiti over the last several years since the earthquake. This year’s project includes Sawyer Water filters in Furcy, Haiti. Jerry, I too, work and live near Frederick, Maryland?!?!?!?! Did you ever connect with a group or mission team? Secondly, Leslie where is your home base in Haiti?

      • Just read further and see where you are. Checking in out more. My group is always looking for a reason to get to Haiti :-) God bless you and your ministry.

      • Sorry about the LONG delay in responding to this! We’re in Pierre Payen, along the west coast between St. Marc and Port au Prince.

  5. Hi, My name is Patty, I am heading back to Haiti April 1st, 2014 for my 4th trip. I love the Haitians and miss them much and can not wait to get back with them for week. Working on the water filters for famlies is our main mission this year as well as agriculture and lots of playing with the kids with making derby cars and other great things. We have 60 families in which we will be supply clean water to this trip. I am so excited. I would love to have more info from you site. God Speed to you all and the great work . : )

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