141 results for author: SOIL Haiti


Job Opening: Director of Information Technology

ABOUT SOIL SOIL is an award-winning organization founded in 2006, inspired by the belief that the most pervasive human rights abuse globally is poverty. SOIL works in Haiti to increase access to climate-positive sanitation services using a groundbreaking circular-economy model that simultaneously improves public health, food security, economic development, and ecological resiliency. SOIL’s sanitation service currently provides over 2,000 families in northern Haiti with safely-managed sanitation and plans to expand this to over 8,000 families in the coming years. SOIL is a team of 60+ people with specialties in social business, ecology, sanitati...

Papers to Practice Podcast: SOIL’s Dr. Sasha Kramer and Research Partner, Dr. Rebecca Ryal discuss GHG Emissions and Waste

Last week, SOIL Executive Director Dr. Sasha Kramer, was featured, along with research partner, Dr. Rebecca Ryals of UC Merced, on the Papers to Practice podcast to talk about some of the research they have done to better understand the positive environmental impacts of SOIL's service and waste treatment methodology. Specifically, the podcast focused on one of the publications produced from this work titled Greenhouse gas fluxes from human waste management pathways in Haiti. The Papers to Practice podcast features discussion with the authors of sanitation-related publications and highlights key points and takeaways in order to make the research and ...

SOIL & Schools: Inspiring the Next Generation of Change Makers

Recent visitors from a local school. Every day SOIL works to empower the communities we serve in northern Haiti, and the well-being of Haitian people is at the very heart of all that we do. We are always excited to share more about our regenerative sanitation services with the community to raise awareness and to let people know about our accessible household sanitation. We are even MORE excited when we get to share SOIL’s work with the next generation of changemakers: students! We were thrilled to welcome these eager visitors from the local schools around Cap-Haitien to tour our composting facilities in Limonade. So far this year we have welcomed ...

Expanding SOIL’s Data Concepts and Analyses Using DataCamp

SOIL's Research & Operations teams collaborating  SOIL’s research team is always looking for ways to improve our EkoLakay processes so that we can continue to provide our customers with the highest quality sanitation service. To do so, the team regularly undertakes projects and analyses that inform strategic and operational improvements to our services. An important way for the researchers to identify and understand the specific changes that need to be made is by generating solid, data-driven evidence for analysis and study. DataCamp, an online, interactive learning platform that teaches users data science and skills, has partnered with ...

SOIL and Dr. Sasha Kramer Featured by Cartier Philanthropy

photo credit: SOIL/Tony Marcelli SOIL's Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, was honored to recently speak with our long-time partner Cartier Philanthropy, alongside other development non-profit organizations, about finding ways to function and often flourish successfully, despite operating in countries facing arduous, persistently unstable conditions.  Cartier Philanthropy featured the conversation in an article on their website. In the article, Sasha describes the challenges our team members in Cap-Haïtien face, and she explains that one of the keys to SOIL’s ability to carry on despite the current political and economic challenges in Haiti ...

Meet Beverly, SOIL’s new Sr. Sales Manager!

The SOIL team is incredibly pleased and proud to welcome back Beverly Pierre Accius in a new role as our Senior Sales Manager at the Cap-Haitien office.  Beverly has been an integral member of the SOIL team having held past positions with SOIL as Ekolakay Coordinator, EkoLakay Manager, and Senior Port au Prince Office Manager. Her passion, empathy and business savvy has helped our EkoLakay business grow and expand to reach new households that previously have not had sanitation access. We are excited to bring her long-time experience and entrepreneurial spirit into this critical role to position SOIL for continued scale.  We sat down with Beverly to ...

PouBèlAyiti and World Environment Day: A Conversation with Angie Bell

Art made from trash at World Environment Day, organized by PouBèl Ayiti and SOIL Advisory Board member Angie Bell. SOIL recently had the opportunity to speak with the inspirational Angie Bell, founder of PouBèlAyiti and member of SOIL’s special advisory board. In our conversation, we learned about her Cap-Haitien initiative, World Environment Day, and her work promoting awareness about waste management, nurturing the environment, and teaching school children about the importance of keeping Haiti clean.  Every spring for the past seven years, PouBèlAyiti has been spearheading World Environment Day celebrations in Cap-Haïtien. “Our ...

Avi Rekritman: Sipèvizè Ajan Vant EkoLakay

Eksplikasyon Jeneral Rezime: SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) travay an Ayiti pou transfòme dechè an resous depi 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfomasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pou lanati. Sèvis EkoLakay se yon sèvis twalèt inovatif ke SOIL lanse depi 2011 nan Okap. EkoLakay genyen plis pase 1900 kliyan nan zòn Kap-Ayisyen ki anrejistre pou sèvis sa epi peye mansyèlman pou yon koleksyon ki fasilite tout matyè a trete e transfòme nan yon konpòs. Konpòs sa, ki rele Konpòs Lakay, rive teste nan laboratwa avan li anbale epi vann sou mache nasyonal la pou itilize nan domènn ...

Back to the Basics: An Overview of SOIL’s Essential Service

Readers of our blog might know that SOIL provides EkoLakay sanitation services to households in the city of Cap-Haïtien on Haiti’s northern coast and that we are currently providing this essential service to nearly 2,000 households, impacting over 11,000 individuals. This past year alone, our sanitation and composting staff collected and treated over 500 metric tons of waste from the communities we serve and produced 170 metric tons of compost through our ecological waste treatment process. But do you know how the service works?  For new potential household customers, the EkoLakay journey begins when an individual expresses interest in ...

Strategies for Change: SOIL’s Partnership with Appleseed

SOIL’s mission is to deliver safe, dignified, and affordable ecological sanitation services to households in Haiti and to increase sanitation access for all who want and need it. As readers of our blog know, one of the ways we do this is by providing in-home toilets and removing waste from communities via our EkoLakay services. A monthly service fee is collected from our customers which helps to cover the cost of the household toilet rental, weekly container collection & replacement, and waste treatment service. The customer fee helps to generate a stream of revenue for SOIL’s service to contribute to operational costs. However, customer fees ...