SOIL’s ecological sanitation (EcoSan) toilets are currently providing essential sanitation services to over 14,000 people living in the camps of people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and over 10,000 people living in communities throughout northern Haiti and in Cap-Haitien.
SOIL’s composting sites treat the wastes from all of these toilets as well as EcoSan toilets built by other organizations and individuals.
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|SOIL uses several different models of toilets depending on the location and the community. Regardless of the design, SOIL’s toilets are low cost, made from locally available materials and are safe and pleasant to use.||SOIL has built toilets throughout Haiti with a specific concentration in the northern Haiti communities of Cap-Haitien, Milot and Borgne and the capital city, Port-au-Prince.|
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At the opening of each new toilet, SOIL hosts a “Toilet Inauguration” party with an educational seminar on the basics of ecological sanitation and hygiene, local programming (such as a music concert or talent show) and free food.
SOIL has found that Toilet Inaugurations increase community acceptance of the toilets and also reduce the maintenance needs of the toilets overtime as they are more likely to be properly used.
Want to build your own EcoSan toilet? Check out SOIL Guide to EcoSan...
Interested in building your own EcoSan toilet or compost system? Check out The SOIL Guide to Ecological Sanitation or join SOIL staff at one of our regular trainings and tours in Port-au-Prince.Learn More