156 results for author: SOIL Haiti


SOIL provides dignified sanitation at PapJazz

SOIL's EkoMobil toilets line the Boulevard in Carenage during the Jazz Festival Since 2007 the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival has welcomed some of the biggest international names in jazz and R&B to Haiti. The Festival was founded in 2007 by the Haiti Jazz Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising the level of the Haitian music industry using jazz music as a tool. The 2023 celebration took place over this past weekend. SOIL was proud to be a part of the festivities by providing our EkoMobil rental toilet service - and, of course, jamming out to the music.  The festival, affectionately nicknamed PapJazz, typically takes place in ...

SOIL Talks Trash (Magic)

Daniel Tillias & Dr. Sasha Kramer with SOIL's compost SOIL’s Executive Director Dr. Sasha Kramer and SOIL Board Co-Chair Daniel Tillias were recently featured on the Trash Magic podcast where they discussed ecological sanitation, recycling human waste into nutrient-rich compost, and empowering local economies in urban Haiti. The podcast, hosted by chemical engineer Oakley Jennings-Fast and waste and recycling expert Sara Fuentes, aims to demystify the circular economy and encourage listeners to ‘change the world one purchase and one piece of trash at a time.’  On the podcast Sasha and Daniel discuss ways that sanitation remains the most ...

Climate Mitigation: SOIL’s continuing partnership with Global Water Intelligence

Each year Global Water Intelligence (GWI) organizes the American Water Summit bringing together policy makers, regulatory and investment communities, and leaders working within the North American water sector to explore technologies, challenge mindsets, and tackle key questions that are vital to channeling action in the water industry. SOIL is thrilled to be partnering once again with GWI to offset the carbon emissions for participants’ travel to the conference.  Our groundbreaking carbon-offset partnership with GWI began last year at the 2022 Global Water Summit after GWI recognized the evidence-based carbon mitigation impact of SOIL’s ...

Renewed hope in the new year and proud reflections of the past year

Members of the SOIL EkoLakay team. It’s the beginning of a new year and the SOIL team is heading into 2023 with renewed hope and mindful optimism. Despite the ongoing political, social & health-related challenges of last year that significantly impacted our staff and our customers, there are also great achievements to celebrate, particularly among the members of our team in Haiti, who, despite the considerable hardships, worked tirelessly and together and didn’t lose hope. We are deeply grateful to each and every one.  In October, when the first new cases of cholera were reported, SOIL sprang into action, understanding that our EkoLakay ...

Sanitation. Dignity. Hope.

Sanitation. Dignity. Hope. Three matters of substance that we here at SOIL use to guide our daily efforts and attention.  As we look back on another challenging year, it is apparent that Haiti’s vulnerable populations are at risk of bearing the greatest burden of the ongoing economic, social, and political instability in the country. It is critical that SOIL continues to expand our service and reach even more households with essential access to sanitation, a basic human right and a life-saving technology, that also provides hope to the families we serve during these difficult times. Sanitation/ Sanitasyon “SOIL is an organization that ...

A conversation with SOIL’s Waste Treatment Manager, Sadouddly Michael Lambert

Our Haitian staff members remain safe in Cap-Haitien as we continue to navigate the current challenges with a robust emergency response plan and an incredibly dedicated group of employees.  In one of our final staff conversations of the year, we spoke with Saddoudly Michael Lambert, SOIL’s Waste Treatment Manager, about his work, life and the current times in Haiti.   Interviewer: How are you and your family doing right now?  Sadouddly: My family and I are doing well although the situation is making things more difficult for us as it affects my family business and their daily activities. Interviewer: What does a typical work day look ...

SOIL’s 2022 Annual Report

We are pleased to share with you our Annual Report for the 2021-2022 year. We are grateful for the incredible support we have received this year and hope you take the opportunity to read through what we have been able to achieve together over these years. Thank you! Please check it out by downloading a copy or scrolling through below: SOIL 2022 Annual Report Want to read more? See past annual reports from SOIL here. Support SOIL SOIL depends on individual donations from people like you to fund our work in Haiti. Please consider supporting SOIL today.      

Job Opening: Research and Innovation Director

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 2,200 families in northern Haiti with safely-managed sanitation and plans to expand this to 10% of the population of Cap-Haitien in the coming years. SOIL is a team of 60+ people with specialties in social business, ...

A conversation with SOIL’s Keurlit Charles

Keurlit Charles, SOIL's Field Operations Supervisor  We are continuing to engage in conversations with members of SOIL’s sanitation staff in Cap-Haitien to learn about the ways they are navigating the current situation in Haiti with their family and in their community.  This week, we spoke with Keurlit Charles, SOIL’s Field Operations Supervisor, to check in and hear how the ongoing crisis in Haiti is impacting his work and his home. Interviewer: How are you and your family doing right now?  Keurlit: Like every Haitian, my family and I fight to try to make a living. My family depends on my income from my job at SOIL because the other ...

A Conversation with SOIL’s Human Resources Director, Wisner Jean-Louis

Wisner Jean-Louis in the Cap-Haitien office The year continues to be a very challenging one in Haiti – full of uncertainties for all Haitians caught in the midst of political, social, and economic instability. As an organization we are proud of our field team's courage and dedication providing consistent access to life-saving and dignified sanitation services for some of Haiti’s most vulnerable families, despite the other uncertainties that impact daily life.  To give you a better sense of what motivates the SOIL team we are continuing to engage in conversations with members of our sanitation staff in Cap-Haitien to hear about how they are ...