Haiti

Trips to Haiti focus on partnering with the community on locally identified projects concentrating on clinics, churches and schools that better the lives of people in Petit-Goâve through improved health, improved worship space and education.

Haiti Update

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Southwestern Haiti is bigger than the devastating earthquake of 2010. Thankfully, it was in a less populated region but the cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie combined have around 400,000 people who have been extremely impacted by the earthquake and an additional million people who were moderately to severely impacted. Heavy rain from tropical depression Grace added insult to injury by dropping up to 15 inches of rain in the same part of the country affected by the earthquake. Hurricane season has just begun, so secure housing is imperative as well as clean water to prevent cholera or other water-born illnesses.

We have been working with our Haitian partners to respond:

  • Heart to Heart International – Haiti: Mobile medical clinic that has been visiting rural communities in the affected area and seeing hundreds of patients injured by the earthquake.
  • Food for the Poor: covering shipping costs to deliver medical supplies donated by Brother’s Brother as well as getting food, tents, & tarps to families in the region.
  • Eglise Methodiste d’Haiti: rice, beans, oil, and tarps are being distributed by local pastors, including Pastor Admirable whom we’ve worked with for many years in Petit-Goave.
  • Healing Waters: funding to repair broken water systems, as well as increase productivity with solar power to get clean water access to more people.

While the reality of the disaster continues to unfold, we will work towards responding to the needs on the ground. From the emergency medical response to long-term rebuilding, Resurrection will continue to stand with our Haitian friends.

Check back as information will be updated as we learn more. Please keep these amazing and resilient people in your prayers.

Donate to Resurrection's Disaster Response Fund

How We Serve in Haiti

Health

Resurrection supports mobile medical clinics, community health education programs and clean water projects in Haiti.

Economic Empowerment

Through microfinance groups, our local partners teach community members how to save, create a small business, and loan money to each other to grow their business.

Church Growth

Our construction teams work to rebuild churches damaged or destroyed by natural disasters.

Microfinance Solutions in Haiti

What to Expect on a Haiti Trip

Work & Activities

In our partnership with Haiti, Resurrection has focused on sustainable efforts that include community-based preventive health care training programs.  We continue to work with the Methodist Church in Haiti to serve those most directly affected by the devastation of hurricanes. While we have tentatively planned itineraries for each of our trips, those plans will change according to our partner's assessment of the most critical needs of the people of Haiti.

In addition to serving the health care needs of the people of Haiti, we also built computer labs in schools, strengthened Internet connections in our partner churches and worked with Compassion International to enrich the lives of Haitian children.

Travel & Accommodations

Teams fly into Port-au-Prince. Resurrection will arrange the flight logistics so that the team is on the same flight.

Accommodations
In the Eglise Methodiste d'Haiti Guesthouse in Pétionville, the accommodations are bunk beds with a separate room for the men and women.  In Petit-Goâve, there are twin beds with separate rooms for men and women and private bathroom facilities.

Food
A typical breakfast includes toast, eggs, fresh fruit, juice.  A typical lunch or dinner may include meat (chicken, goat, beef) with rice, beans, and veggies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age requirement for Haiti trips?

Haiti trips are open to adults, and children ages 16 and older accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Do I need a visa to travel to Haiti?

Currently, U.S. citizens (U.S. passport holders) visiting Haiti for three months or less do not need visas.

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