Even before the 2010 earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Today, rubble still lies in the streets and many families live in tents.
Corruption, crime, and the black market prevent them from rebuilding the country on their own. False gods and voodoo lure people deeper into darkness.
But the Church is rising up.
Haiti is experiencing a spiritual revival right now like it has never seen before. The Church is becoming the driving force behind Haiti's ongoing rebirth.
You can be part of this key moment in Haiti’s restoration. Will you go?
Avoid subjects about politics or the condition of the country. Hygiene and poor sanitation in the city are also very delicate subjects.
Haitians love to laugh. You can show that you have a sense of humor, as long as it relates to the behavior or feelings of the person with whom you are speaking.
Currency: Haitian Gourde
Languages: Haitian Creole or French
Roman Catholic 80%
Haiti offers a wide variety of scenic beaches to visit. If you find yourself near Jacmel, make your way to Bassin Bleu to a beautiful waterfall. Anytime you adventure outdoors, don’t leave valuables or clothes behind on a shore away from you!
Take a shopping excursion through the massive The Marché de Fer (Iron Market) in Port au-Prince.