Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the cost of the trip?

The trip payment includes airfare, hotel lodging, meals, and ground transportation.

What are the people like?

Ivoirians are warm, friendly people.  They have a deep sense of family and are community-oriented. Ivoirians are open to the Gospel. Each Ivoirian belongs to a family village within his tribal group whether or not he has ever lived there. Ivoirians enjoy having visitors and are hospitable.

What are the major medical diagnoses?

Malaria, Anemia, Malnutrition, Parasite infestation, Low Back Pain, Dermatological conditions, Typhoid Fever, GERD, Hypertension

What is the weather like?

We live in a tropical climate.  January-April are hot, dry months with temperatures in the 90s to 100s. Rainy season begins in May, and temperatures drop to the 80s. The climate is generally moderate during the summer months. We have a second, lighter rainy season from September to October. Then, temperatures gradually increase until the end of the year.  Overall, expect warm, humid weather.

Do I need to bring a water filtration system?

No, we have a filtration system in Bingerville. When we travel, we purchase bottled water for the team.

Will I be able to have internet access during the trip?

The team will have internet access in Bingerville. We usually do not have internet access during the days when we are traveling in the country’s interior.

What type of clothes should I bring?

Bring warm-weather clothes. We can send clothing specifics.

Do I need to learn French before arriving?

No, French translators will be provided for the team.