America World Adoption Association is pleased to announce the opening of the America World Guesthouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The guesthouse is located in Tabarre, minutes from the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince and in close proximity to all of our partner orphanages. The guesthouse is designed to provide a safe and comfortable home away from home for our adoptive families traveling to Haiti to visit their children, attend appointments at the US Embassy compound and stay for the referral bonding trip. The guesthouse will also be available for teams traveling to Haiti to serve the people of this beautiful country.
The guesthouse has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 26 individuals at a time. A “family suite” is available for families interested in staying together during their trip to Haiti. The rooms are set up a gender specific dormitory style rooms with bunk beds. Linens and towels will be provided to all our guests. Fans and mosquito nets will be available to ensure a comfortable stay. Some of the additional amenities include the following:
- Free WiFi
- Daytime and Nighttime Security
- Laundry Service $10/week
- Gift Shop – local Haitian artistry
- Free Phone Service to the United States
- Meeting space
Breakfast and dinner will be provided with each reservation. You will enjoy our Haitian/American meals cooked by an experience cook that has worked with American mission teams and the Brazilian Embassy. Two options for lunch are available. You can request a bag lunch for an additional $8 or a full Haitian meal to be eaten at the guesthouse for an additional $10. We will also allow our guest to invite others to eat a meal at the guest house for an additional $10.
*Reservations for the guesthouse can be made by emailing Haitireservations@awaa.org. The guesthouse will open for reservations beginning August 1st, 2013.
*Nightly rate includes breakfast and dinner.
$55/night for adults
$30/night for children 11 years old and older
$20/night for children 4 years old and older
$10/night for children under 4 years old
America World will provide transportation for our guests at $25/day per guest ($50 per couple). Children are not charged for transportation. Roundtrip transfers to and from the Port-au-Prince airport are provided for our guest for $40 per guest.
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How you can help…
America World would love your help making this guesthouse a success. The start up costs for this project are immense and we would appreciate if you would consider donating to the guesthouse. There are several ways to donate:
We welcome financial contributions to cover the costs of the guesthouse. A personal check in any amount can be mailed to America World Adoption, Attn: Michelle Reed, 6723 Whittier Avenue, Suite 202, McLean, VA 22101. You may make your check out to AWAA and write “Haiti Guesthouse” in the memo section of your check. Receipts will be provided for your donation.
You can also make donations online here. Please select “Isaiah1:17” from the dropdown menu and write “Haiti Guesthouse” in the notes section. Receipts will be provided for your donation.
Amazon “Wish List”:
We have created a “Wish List” on Amazon.com to make it easy to purchase much needed items and have them mailed directly to America World’s corporate offices. If you find a better deal somewhere other than Amazon, that’s great! We are not set on brands or specifics from the Amazon Wish List. Those are just ideas of what we need. You are welcome to ship all items directly to America World.
To access the Amazon.com “Wish List” click here:
Below is a detailed list of all the items we need to get the guesthouse up and running.
52 sets of twin sheets
8 lightweight twin quilts
1 lightweight queen quilt
12 hand towels
30 twin size mattress covers
2 queen size mattress covers
4 shower curtains and liners
50 place settings of flatware
50 plastic plates
50 plastic tumblers (cups)
*Financial contributions needed to purchase the following in Haiti:
12 Bunk Beds + Mattresses (approximately $350 each)
1 Queen Bed + Mattresses (approximately $400)
2 Couches (approximately $600 each)
1 Loveseat (approximately $500)
12 Large Fans (approximately $50 each)
Stove (approximately $650)
Generator (approximately $12,000)
Inverter (approximately $500)
Refrigerator (approximately $1,200)
Water Cooler (approximately $250)
Outside Furniture (approximately $400)
We are very excited to serve our adoptive families, clients and friends by providing them a secure environment to enhance their trip. Please join us in prayer that the guesthouse would be a blessing to many people. We hope you will consider staying with us when you travel to Haiti.
Questions? Please contact Michelle Reed, Haiti Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.