7 results for author: SOIL Haiti


Exciting Updates from SOIL’s Black Soldier Fly Research

Last summer, SOIL began an experiment that evaluated the potential of another waste to resource technology at our compost site: flies! The study looked at breeding black soldier fly (BSF) larvae for use as chicken feed. The goal of the research was to determine whether we could successfully grow BSF larvae, which feed on waste, at our Cap-Haïtien waste treatment site. If successful, the production of BSF larvae to sell as chicken feed could become an additional stream of revenue for SOIL’s waste treatment operations. The research, led by SOIL Research Associate Michèle Heeb in partnership with visiting researcher Dani Peguero, has already ...

The Guardian: The No-Flush Movement

As momentum grows across the planet for climate-positive sanitation solutions that harness the power of nature instead of depleting it, it’s exciting to see an increase in prominent media coverage of the regenerative sanitation revolution. A new article in the Guardian spotlights the growing trend of no-flush dry toilets across the globe and highlights the incredible opportunity ahead of global cities to capture nutrients from waste.   From the Guardian: “In the UK, flushing the loo accounts for nearly a third of household water consumption. We use drinking-quality water in our toilets, and spend energy and resources on cleaning ...

Training a New Generation of Sanitation Researchers

SOIL intern, Wenley Moïse, extracting samples from the liquid filters installed underneath SOIL's composting bins to take to the lab for testing. SOIL loves providing opportunities for students in Haiti to work with our team and gain valuable hands-on experience in the sanitation sector to help jumpstart their careers. Over the past six months, SOIL research partner Dr. Rebecca Ryals has been conducting a study on optimal composting conditions at our waste treatment facilities. The study looks at whether using different lining materials (concrete vs. a natural soil lining) in the composting bins impacts the leaching of nutrients or pathogens ...

Enduring Hope

Read SOIL's December newsletter below. To receive stories like these directly in your inbox each month, click here to sign up for our mailing list. As the year comes to a close and our team reflects on what we have been able to accomplish together, we are moved by both profound gratitude and enduring hope. The year has been a difficult one for our staff, for our community, and for the country we all love so dearly. It has also presented a powerful reminder of the importance of solidarity, the necessity of transformative change, and the strength of SOIL’s community who has responded to the urgency of the moment alongside us. We are ...

New and Improved Bonzode

One of SOIL's team members rocking protective equipment to keep dust out of his eyes while hard at work with our new bonzodè grinder! In Haitian Creole the word bonzodè means “good smell,” and that’s just what it does! What is it? Bonzodè is the cover material used as the “flush” in SOIL’s water-free household toilets. When a family on SOIL’s sanitation services uses their in-home toilet, they add a handful of bonzodè and it works its magic to prevent flies, ensure good smells, and aid in the composting process once waste makes its way to our treatment facility. Our bonzodè is made from materials once seen as waste and is a ...

Aplikasyon pou Sipevize Kontriksyon Fos Septik Sit Titanyen Potoprens

SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), travay an Ayiti depi lane 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante, ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfòmasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pou lanati. Direksyon SOIL vle avèti tout moun ke li genyen yon (1) apel dòf ki disponib, epi lap chèche moun kalifye pou reponn li. Tit apel dòf la: Aplikasyon pou Sipèvize Kontriksyon Fòs Septik Sit Titanyen Pòtoprens Zòn: Kwadebouke, wout 9 Dat Limit pou Aplike: 30 desanm 2019 Dat pou Kòmanse: 15 Janvye 2020 KLIKE ISIT LA POU WÈ AVÈTISMAN PÒS LA E APLIKE JODI A. Si’w enterese konnen pwochen fwa SOIL gen ...

2x the Impact on Giving Tuesday

Every day SOIL’s team is fighting to provide access to lifesaving sanitation services that defend against disease, nurture local economies, and help combat malnutrition. In the face of a persistent political crisis in Haiti, the need for holistic and durable community-based solutions is more urgent than ever before. This Giving Tuesday, we’re excited to launch a matching donation drive to DOUBLE the impact of your generosity. Your support is critical as we work to cultivate a more resilient future for vulnerable communities bearing the burden of waterborne illness and the impacts of the global ...