Freqently Asked Questions

Travel Questions

What kind of facility will I be staying in?

We will be staying in a modern facility that is secure. You will have air conditioning and access to washers and dryers. The facility has two refrigerators and gas stoves. In addition, sheets and towels are provided on site.

The facility is secured by a 10 foot wall and guard are on duty 24/7. It is one of the most modern facilities in Haiti.

What kind of weather can I expect?

Expect the temperature to be in the range of 85-95F during the day with moderate-high humidity levels.

What is a typical day like on a Haiti missions trip?

Every trip is different, but we do try to keep a general schedule.

Here is a sample of how a man’s schedule might look:

6:15 AM – Breakfast
6:40 AM – Devotions with Double Harvest Workers
7:00 AM – Work day begins (prep): Typically 2 or 3 breaks depending on the heat
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM – On Job: Typically 2 or 3 breaks depending on the heat
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Travel back to Double Harvest
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Village distribution
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Shower/Dinner Prep
7:00 PM- 8:00 PM – Dinner and Clean Up
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Share Time

A typical day for the women would be as follows:

6:15 AM – Breakfast
6:40 AM – Devotions with Double Harvest Workers
7:00 AM – Work day begins (prep): Distribution Prep Work or VBS at local. (This is trip goal dependent)
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Lunch Prep
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Distribution Prep Work or VBS at local. (This is trip goal dependent)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Prep for Distribution
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Village distribution
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Shower/Dinner Prep
7:00 PM- 8:00 PM – Dinner/ and Clean Up
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Share Time

Is there cell phone coverage and internet?

There is cellphone coverage and internet throughout Haiti, however it is not super reliable.

To use your existing cell number in Haiti, you will want to call your carrier and verify that it is activated for international calls.

If your phone is unlocked, it is likely that you can buy a sim card at the Haiti airport that will work in your phone. This will give you a local Haiti number, with plenty of minutes outbound to the states and a limited amount of data for a fairly cheap price compared to using your carrier’s international plan.

The mission where we are staying (Double Harvest) does have internet access most of the time.

Is the food and water safe?

You will need to be very careful when eating and drinking in Haiti. In general, the water and food is probably not safe unless you are eating at the mission facility. We take most all our food with us, so you not have to worry about eating contaminated food. The water at the mission comes from a deep well and is safe for drinking.

Do I need any special vaccinations?

We suggest to be up to date on Tetanus, Hep B, Hep A shots. Consult your physician with any other questions.

Is there any danger?

Most of the time, you will feel very safe, but there are precautions that must be taken whenever you travel internationally. As an example, we ask that you not travel anywhere alone.

The biggest safety concerns are health related. The infrastructure is not in place to respond to medical emergencies. There is also a danger of disease spread by mosquitos and eating/drinking contaminated food. The mission does have a doctor on staff.

In general, crime has not been a huge problem in recent years, but the US state department still urges caution.

We will take every precaution that we can to keep you safe. One of the group leaders will give a security briefing at the beginning of the trip, and let everyone know how to avoid any problems.

What if I have no building/construction skills?

Building or construction skills are not required at all. Just need someone willing to work in a hot place. You will not be asked to do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing. If you don’t like heights, you will not be asked to be on a roof.

We will take frequent water and rest breaks to make sure everyone is properly hydrated.

A typical work day starts at 7:00 AM and ends between 4:00 and 5:00 PM.