Port-au-Prince - Wilson
Trip Dates:November 19 - 27
Cost: $2,200 - $2,400
Leader: Johnna Wilson
Join our Storyteller Missions Director for a vision trip to the beautiful country of Haiti. The team will visit AWAA’s various orphanage and ministry partners in Haiti, working together to find ways to advocate support for the work being done on the ground there. More information to come as plans come together, but we hope you will feel inspired to join the team!
Haiti is a beautiful, mountainous Caribbean country with a tropical climate that occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. While previously a French colony, Haiti declared its independence in 1804 as the first black republic. The country of Haiti is slightly smaller than the state of Maryland with a population of approximately 9.5 million people. Haiti was once one of the wealthiest colonies in the Caribbean largely based on its forestry and sugar-related industries. Due to deforestation, erosion, political unrest and natural disasters, Haiti is currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with approximately 80% of the population living under the poverty line and more than 50% of them living in extreme poverty.
The people of Haiti are vibrant, hopeful people with a rich heritage. Children typically enter orphanages/creches in Haiti because of poverty, parental abandonment and neglect. Storyteller Mission teams work along orphanages to both interact/nurture the children and assist with any projects that are needed.