What Are the Costs of a Haiti Mission Trip?
Daily Team Fee
There’s a team fee of $55/ day per diem* (see below for details). The team will have to include more funds for transportation costs to and from the airport (see options below), due at least 30 days before your trip (the sooner the better, so it can be transferred directly to Haiti before your team arrives).
If you cancel, shorten, or change the length of your stay within 30 days of the trip, the per diem is non-refundable, due to purchases and staff that have been pre-arranged.
UCI recommends the Team Leader arrange air travel. A possible resource would be www.wideworldtravel.com. Others are available on the web.
Important Travel Notes
When planning your air travel, remember all team members should arrive at the mission destination at the same time and depart at the same time. Get UCI’s approval of your complete itinerary before actually purchasing tickets.
The vehicle surcharge is $50/person and is due when the per diems are paid. This is not to be confused with transportation costs as this surcharge helps us with the maintenance /repair of our vehicles.
The tourist fee to enter Haiti s $10/person and is to be paid before entering immigration. You will want to carry this money in with you as cash - do not send it with your per diem.
Out-of-pocket expenses that you should plan for include souvenirs, offerings to national churches, some food or snacks during travel, and any individual expenses/needs.
PAP Guest Hour Expense
In case of an emergency or a change in the security level of traveling in and out of PAP, it may be suggested that your team stay in a guest house traveling in or out of Haiti. Please bring $55 per team member in an emergency fund, just in case it is needed. If not, you will take this money home with you.
Extra ‘Team Money’
Team members can bring or raise extra ‘team money’ for special projects, determined by each team (this could be for a special building project, craft items, Bibles, materials, etc.).
All checks should be payable to United Christians International (UCI) at the following address:
United Christians International
P.O. Box 862
Cherokee, IA 51012
*What does the team fee cover?
The team fee covers the following:
On-field accommodations and meals
Laundry (done by hand)
Safe drinking water and sodas
Local transportation around UCI, unless UCI vehicles cannot handle the size of your team
Pre-field training and materials (request via the UCI, Box 862 address)
On-field leadership, translators
Guards on the UCI-Haiti compound