Haiti

Current Projects:
Children’s Home

Bible School
Elementary School

Future Projects:

High School

Job Skill Training Center

Food Pantry

Medical Clinic

We are planning to purchase property to construct buildings from which we can operate these projects in the near future. Please believe with us for provision of the necessary funds. We are believing for at least $75,000 USD which will cover the purchase of the land plus some buildings.

THE NEED:

Haiti’s current population is more than 8 million. Haiti ranks as the most “food insecure” country in the Western Hemisphere, and the second most politically unstable country in the world. The majority of the population does not have ready access to safe drinking water, adequate medical care, or sufficient food. For most Haitians, daily life is a struggle for survival. The statistics on Haiti are alarming:

  • 10% of children in Haiti will die before the age of 4.
  • 7% (300,000) of the children in Haiti are enslaved as young as 3 years old! They often suffer sexual, emotional, and physical abuse and even death.
  • 45% of the Haitian population is illiterate.
  • 30% of the population is ill and/or underweight.
  • 70% of the population lives below poverty level.

Land and Climate: Haiti covers 10,714 square miles of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. It is just a little smaller than the state of Maryland in the USA. Haiti is significantly mountainous. Its climate is warm and humid. The average temperature in the mountains is 66°F, while at Port-au-Prince it is 81°F. Spring and autumn are rainy; whereas December to February and June to August are dry.

Language: Haitian Creole is the language of daily conversation. French is used in government and business. Only the educated people speak French. Haitian Creole is a unique mixture of French and African languages.

Religion: 80% of Haitians are Catholic, while Protestants claim 16% or more of the population. The organized religion of Haiti is Voodoo (worship of spirits), which is practiced to some degree by a majority of Haitian Catholics.

Food: Haitians usually eat rice and beans every day, although a main meal will often include meat, salad and a vegetable. Rice and corn are staple grains. Spicy foods are most popular.
(Source: Culturegram, Vol.1, Orem, UT: Axiom Press, 2004).

Projected Expenses for a Mission Trip to Haiti:

Airplane ticket = $ 650
Exit fee = $50
Travel shots (first-time visitors ) = $500
Food and transportation expenses = $50 per day
Accommodations (Auberge Du Quebec) = $75 per night
Miscellaneous expenses = $150

Total Price = approximately $2,100 per person for a week for first-time travelers.
Total Price = approximately $1,600 per person for a week for others.

Note: There may be an increase in the expenses due to currency exchange or the season of the year that we are traveling. Love and Hope is not responsible for the changes in price. The cost of living in Haiti is higher than in India. Hence, you can expect accommodation and food expenses to be slightly higher for Haiti than India.

Place: Carrefour, Haiti
Duration of the trip: 7 days
Dates: Third week of August (usually August 16 to 22)

The tentative work we will do while we are in Haiti:

  • Visiting and sharing the love of Jesus to children in Children’s Home.
  • Ministering to over 300 children at a convention.
  • Distributing clothes, books and school supplies to poor children.
  • Ministering to pastors, and their wives at a convention.
  • Visiting Love and Hope Bible Institute to minister to future pastors, evangelists and ministers.