It has been said: “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” But sometimes all the planning and preparation in the world is not enough. All plans need a framework within which to run, not just a game plan, but an established norm. There are occurrences and reactions, infrastructure and nuances of daily life… More Working in a Developing Nation: Lessons in Flexibility and Disappointment
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Disclaimer: We’ve talked about gift giving on the HaitiHub blog before because it’s a wonderfully generous impulse that can have unintended (read: negative) consequences. Unfortunately, with gifts there is a lot more to navigate in Haiti than a simple “Here ya go, I hope you like it!” So, before you load down your suitcases, please take… More What gifts should I bring with me to Haiti?
This time last year the HaitiHub team did a Guest House tour of Port au Prince, Haiti. Our goal was to meet up with old friends from the country, while also meeting new people and seeing what accommodations the city had to offer (outside of the up and coming hotel industry.) There were different things… More Where to Stay in Port au Prince
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Speaking Creole opens doors for real growth during your time in Haiti. Language helps create real, meaningful relationships. You have the chance to learn from the community where you work and foster friendships that wouldn’t have been possible before.