• Work clothes
  • Clothes for relaxing at night- shorts, etc.
  • Church clothes – one outfit, light slacks for men, button down shirt, dresses or skirts for ladies
  • Sleep clothes
  • Passport
  • Bug spray/wipes/Off Fan & refills
  • Gold Bond Powder/Baby Powder
  • Mosquito net
  • Sunscreen and lipscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/bandana
  • Work gloves – if possible, bring extras to share with our Haitian co-workers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Bathing suit (see dress code) and beach towel
  • Toiletries-shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream, facewash and washcloth, bandaides and antibacterial ointment
  • Hair brush, hair stuff
  • Shower sandals, sandals, sneakers or work shoes, church shoes
  • Rx medications in carry on (in case luggage is lost)
  • Malaria meds/Cipro if recommended by physician
  • Immodium, Tylenol or Ibuprofen
  • Water bottles – 3-4
  • Snacks
  • Electrolyte packets
  • Antibacterial hand gel or wipes
  • Camera and batteries
  • Bible (if you wish)/journal/pen
  • Creole dictionary
  • CD Player, Ipod and charger
  • Ear plugs if you are a light sleeper
  • NO Alcohol, Cigarettes, or other drugs.


  • Liquids cannot go in your carry on, they will be confiscated. This includes toothpaste and water and PEANUT BUTTER!!
  • Packing clothes in large Ziploc bags saves space and you can use them later for dirty clothes.
  • Pack snacks in Ziploc bags to prevent ants and keep things fresher.
  • Sweatshirt or long sleeve shirt for airport & plane as it can be chilly

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