VIP is pleased to offer an unforgettable and rewarding
humanitarian and cultural experience—An Adventure in
Haiti! With a passport in hand you can travel 2,000
miles from Wisconsin, in just 5 1/2 hours flight time,
and spend nine days on a life-changing adventure! For
2020 we are offering a choice of dates: Friday, January
10 to Saturday, January 18 or Saturday, January 18 to
Sunday, January 26.
We know the global consciousness of people is becoming
more and more attuned to the needs of developing
countries. Ventures In People recognized that need in
Haiti with its first trip in 1979. VIP is an
independent, volunteer, non-profit 501c3 organization.
VIP has grown from the original primary health care
endeavors, to community building through outreach
activities including an education sponsorship program,
support for 4-H Clubs and a clean water project.
People of all ages, from all different walks of life are
needed. You may want a vacation from your usual job,
some winter sunshine or a chance to get involved in
something new and exciting. Logistics including
transportation, volunteer projects, sightseeing
activities, and room and board are arranged by the Trip
Recently, Haitians have been badly hurt by turbulent
times in their government and with natural disasters.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION!!
Cost: Included are all lodging, breakfast and dinner
meals, admission fees, and transportation in Haiti
pertaining to VIP planned activities. Costs do not
include personal expenses. Itineraries are customized to
accommodate each group. The 2020 nine day trip cost is
$1,200 plus airfare.
Travel Plans: Transportation from Milwaukee or Chicago
on a designated airline will be determined in late
summer. Travel reservations will be made individually.
Assistance from your Trip Leader can be provided, if
AN ORIENTATION FOR EACH GROUP TAKES PLACE WHEN
ENROLLMENTS AND TRIP PLANNING ARE COMPLETE.
Further information will be provided upon request by
contacting Julie Stauss at 262-677-4408, or email
Everyone's safety is a matter of concern to VIP and our
associates in Haiti. We monitor the feasibility of
travel closely through informed personnel in Haiti and
the US State Dept., Washington DC. Our trip is
registered with the American Consulate in Port au
Prince, Haiti stating our location in Haiti for
communication at all times.
THE CHALLENGE IS COMMITMENT - THE OPPORTUNITY IS
Comments from the 2019 trip participants...
this trip was life changing. It was one of
the most enriching cultural experiences of
my life. Haitians are hard-working, caring,
beautiful people. Family and church are the
center of their world. The country is
deprived of so many of the luxuries we take
for granted—clean water, continuous
electricity, paved roads, and more--yet they
are determined to prosper. I am so thankful
I had the opportunity to take this trip and
I look forward to my return!
--I was only in Haiti for nine days, but
those are nine days I will never forget.
--The 2019 VIP Cultural Trip to Haiti far
exceeded our expectations and even our
--The poverty is heartbreaking. Not a day
goes by since I returned home, that I
haven’t recalled images from our trip –
faces with smiles, children who are hungry,
pregnant mothers waiting at the hospital to
deliver a healthy baby, families walking
down to the river to wash clothes, bathe and
drink, partaking of a dinner for our entire
group lovingly prepared by our guide and his
family. The VIP members I accompanied on
this trip were examples of generosity and
volunteerism at its best.
--Visiting 4-H club meetings in Haiti was
inspiring! Just like here, 4-H members are
empowered to use their heads, heart, hands
and health for better living.
in Haiti Travelogue
in Haiti Reflection
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Ventures in People:
Please make checks payable to Ventures in People
Foundation, Inc. and mail to:
Ventures in People Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 1062
West Bend, WI 53095