62 results for author: Leah Page


SOIL Love: The Summer of Awards

Most of the time it feels like we putter away in relative obscurity. We are a small grassroots organization getting a lot done on a little grit, good luck, and perseverance. But every so often we get a bit of recognition for our work and it feels great! And this summer we are have been truly blown away by a flurry of good news for SOIL. We are so honored to announce that this summer SOIL has earned not one but four incredible recognitions! Please join us in thanking the Stordalen Foundation and the Stockholm EAT Forum, the Humanitarian Water and Food Award committee, Sustainia, and the Prince's Responsible Business Network for honoring SOIL's ...

Equip SOIL for Success: We Need Your Help!

SOIL is busy these days! In Port-au-Prince, the office is buzzing with plans for rolling out the EkoLakay service, and in Cap-Haitien, SOIL staff are working at full speed to build and install over 100 household toilets every month. To keep up with these exciting developments, we need your help to meet five specific needs: new uniforms, improving our solar-power system, purchasing a new Poopmobile moto, grinding cover material to "flush" our toilets, and installing a solar-powered water pump. All of these activities are critical to the smooth and efficient scale-up of our EkoLakay toilet project. We ask you to please consider making a small ...

Utopia Foundation


Land for Life


Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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September 2014 Newsletter: Thank You for Investing in Us

Dear friends, Looking for a job in Haiti can be a heartbreakingly difficult task. Every year thousands of talented young people graduate from Haiti’s universities trained in agronomy, engineering, economics, education, and medicine, yet, despite their eager efforts, their chances of finding a good job are extremely limited. According to the Economist, “around three-quarters of Haitians are either unemployed or try to make ends meet in the informal economy.” Supporting sustainable market-based solutions in Haiti is critical to supporting Haiti’s long-term economic development, and SOIL is dedicated to researching social business solutions ...

‘Humanure’ May Be an Answer to Haiti’s Tragic Cholera Epidemic

by Sara Fanning and Rob Curran in the Global Post. DENTON, Texas — Haiti has never fully recovered from the devastating earthquake of 2010. Widespread homelessness, impassable roads, food insecurity, and access to clean drinking water continue to hinder recovery efforts. But perhaps the biggest problem is created by one of the most basic human functions—defecation. Cholera, though eliminated before the earthquake, has come roaring back and shows little sign of abating. This deadly disease is spread through contact with infected feces. Despite public awareness campaigns, thousands in cities like Cap Haitien and Port-au-Prince, are still using ...

SOIL Featured in Hystra Report, “Designing the Next Generation of Sanitation Businesses”

The world is experiencing a global sanitation crisis, and the majority of available sanitation technologies are dependent on scarce water resources, cause a cascade of negative environmental consequences, have prohibitively high start-up costs, and are financially unsustainable. The effects of this crisis are particularly devastating in Haiti, where diarrhea accounts for 16% of deaths in children under 5. In order to address this crisis, a small group of innovative non-profits (including SOIL!) and social businesses are beginning to test the paradigm-shifting hypothesis that market-based models may offer a solution. As this is such a new and ...

SOIL Is Hiring: Seeking an EkoLakay Project Manager!

SOIL is seeking a full time EkoLakay Project Manager to support the scale up of SOIL's social business pilot for providing sustainable household sanitation in Port-au-Prince. We are looking for someone passionate about researching, designing, implementing, and improving social business models for the sustainable private-sector provision of ecological sanitation services. Thank you for sharing this announcement widely and helping us find the right person to join our passionate and dynamic team! Position Description The full position description is available on Idealist.org at www.idealist.org/view/job/7gk8w8zbG3cp We also have a position opening for ...

SOIL is Hiring! Seeking a Port-au-Prince Regional Director

SOIL is seeking a Regional Director for our Port-au-Prince office. We're looking for someone who can help us move forward on a range of exciting projects designed to increase access to sustainable sanitation in Haiti and share what we've learned with other entrepreneurs and implementers around Haiti and globally. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in social business development and/or sanitation marketing. Thank you for sharing this announcement widely and helping us find the right person to join our passionate and dynamic team! Position Description The full position description is available on Idealist.org at www.ide...