Our health trip is in partnership with MIMSI – a community-based organization that provides much-needed prenatal care to women living in remote and rural areas of Haiti. Volunteers will assist in the clinics each morning, and enjoy various tourism activities in the afternoons. This trip takes place in the southwest part of the country, which is more laid back and full of incredible attractions. Medical and non-medical volunteers are welcome.
Day 1, Saturday
Arrive in Port-au-Prince, where you’ll be greeted by our eager guides. Enjoy some highlights of the capital city, an evening out getting to know each other, and even a Kreyol lesson. Spend the night at Haiti Communitere (HC) – a secure, communal space known for its green initiatives and local engagement.
Day 2, Sunday
After breakfast, we’ll pack up and head west to Cayes – Haiti’s third largest city, but a calm alternative to the booming capital. After lunch, we’ll continue west to the coastal town of Saint-Jean-du-Sud and arrive at our home stay for the week – Kay Jeanine. Enjoy a home cooked meal, meet Dr. Freddy, and get prepared for the week ahead.
Day 3, Monday
Spend the morning with MIMSI, visiting three different clinic sights in the area. Work alongside the incredible nurses and volunteers to both treat patients and help the clinics run smoothly. Mid-day, head out west to the scenic town of Port-au-Piment. There you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch, followed by an afternoon exploring Grotte Marie Jeanne — the largest cave system in Haiti. Back at Kay Jeanine, a hot shower and family style dinner awaits.
Day 4, Tuesday
Spend the morning with MIMSI, volunteering at a different clinic in the mountains just above Saint Jean. For lunch, head to the iconic coastal town of Port Salut and spend a lazy afternoon relaxing on the beach.
Day 5, Wednesday
Get up early and head north to MIMSI’s busiest clinic in beautiful Camp Perrin. After treating the women of this mountainous community, we’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, followed by an afternoon at Saut Mathurine – an iconic (and stunning!) waterfall.
Day 6, Thursday
After breakfast we’ll head to Abakou – a quiet beach town where we’ll join MIMSI for our last morning clinic. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on a nearby palm-fringed beach. For dinner, we’ll head to a beautiful Port Salut restaurant to enjoy seafood and rum sours right on the beach.
Day 7 – Friday
On Friday, cap off the week with a full day exploring the crystal blue waters of Ile-a-Vache – a breathtaking island chain off Haiti’s southern coast. After a day of screensaver-worthy beaches, return to Kay Jeanine for a final home cooked meal and unforgettable evening with our wonderful hosts.
Day 8, Saturday
After breakfast, we’ll say our goodbyes and head back to Port-au-Prince. Back in the capital, you’ll have the chance to visit some artisan workshops and favorite local places before a final group dinner and evening entertainment.
Day 9, Sunday
Bid farewell to your new friends and head to the airport filled with unforgettable memories!
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Don’t forget: Beyond creating employment, the proceeds from this trip will be donated back to English in Mind Institute – one of the only non-profit adult English schools in Port-au-Prince – allowing this important education to remain affordable. You’ll also be supporting MIMSI as they provide essential maternal health care.