336 results for author: SOILHaiti


El País: How SOIL and Other Initiatives are Protecting the Planet

"The first time that Sasha Kramer traveled to Haiti, as a human rights observer after the 2004 coup, she was stunned by the lack of sanitation and waste management in the country,"writes Rocío Aguilera Vazquez for El País, one of Spain's most prominent newspaper. "Since then, she and community leaders created a project to build compost toilets that have now been recognized by the United Nations almost 15 years later for providing solutions to climate change." In conversation about SOIL's recent Momentum for Change prize win, Sasha shared with Rocío that "SOIL is tremendously honored to have won the [award] in recognition of the work that [SOIL] ...

Eight Years of Cholera is Eight Years Too Many

Photo: Monica Wise A cholera epidemic began in Haiti in October 2010 and continues to sicken and kill people through the country to this day. How did this happen and what can be done to stop it? One of the Largest Outbreaks in Modern History Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium vibrio cholerae. Although cholera is an easily treatable disease, rapid access to treatment is essential as people can die within hours if it’s left untreated. Cholera did not exist in Haiti before 2010. Shortly after the earthquake, the United Nations brought in a group of peacekeepers from ...

SOIL at COP24: The Opportunity Ahead of Us

SOIL's container-based sanitation solutions have been intentionally designed to be resistant to natural disasters and our full-cycle household sanitation service helps Haiti - one of the most climate-vulnerable spots on earth - adapt to and mitigate the effects of global climate change. "It is now devastatingly clear that tackling the global climate crisis is going to take immediate and urgent action," says SOIL board member Ingrid Henrys. In the lead up to the COP24 conference this week, which SOIL is honored to participate in as a winner of the 2018 Momentum for Change award, Ingrid spoke about climate change and climate action on behalf of ...

2018 Annual Report

We're excited to share that SOIL's newest annual report is hot off the presses and ready to explore. See what we've been hard at work on over the past year and what our dreams are for the year to come by downloading a copy or scrolling through below. 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.

Four Reasons to Love your Toilet

Photo: Vic Hinterlang We’re writing you from Haiti, where this morning SOIL’s waste collection teams have been out in our communities since six o’clock, despite protests and strikes disrupting movement throughout cities across the country. SOIL’s sanitation heroes are committed to providing access to life-saving sanitation services – rain or shine. And today, with services around the country on hold, EkoLakay continues to operate so that families have uninterrupted access to their toilets. Each day we see firsthand the urgent necessity of toilets in the communities we serve, and in the world at large. For the fifth annual World Toilet ...

Avetisman Travay: Manadje Sistèm

Direksyon SOIL ap chèche yon nouvo manm ekip SOIL la! Eske ou gen yon rèv pou travay avek yon bon òganizasyon k’ap kreye chanjman dirab an Ayiti? Si w enterese, voye CV paw avan 26 Novanm. SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), travay an Ayiti depi lanne 2006. Misyon SOIL 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) pòs vid ke l’ap eseye ranpli. Tit Pòs la Manadje Sistèm Biwo Kap-Ayisiyen Zòn entèvansyon Nò peyi dayiti Disponibilite 40 èdtan pa semèn Dat piblikasyon 14 Novanm ...

Kickstarting Healthy Student Gardens with Three Tons of Compost

The compost that SOIL produces through our urban ecological sanitation service is a safe and organic, agricultural-grade soil amendment that restores the health of soils and helps Haiti's farmers produce more food. It also, as of recently, helping students in schools across the country learn how to garden. The Haitian Ministry of Education (MENFP) has begun actively promoting agriculture across the country's schools, by asking that each of them has at least one standard garden maintained by staff, students, and parents alike. And guess what? They're using SOIL's compost in the educational gardens! The MENFP is hoping to introduce students to ...

Illustrating the Research of Pathbreaking Women in Science

As a women-led research and development organization working to incubate ecological solutions to Haiti's sanitation crisis, we were honored when Nina Chhita reached out and told us about her project to highlight the critical and often undervalued work of women in science. As an illustrator, Nina works to share the stories of groundbreaking research women are conducting throughout the world, and she painted SOIL's very own Dr. Sasha Kramer! Here's what Nina had to say after talking with SOIL's co-founder and Executive Director: "Dr Kramer is the brain behind SOIL, which combats the sanitation issues in Northern Haiti whilst transforming waste into ...

Get to know SOIL: A Conversation with EkoLakay’s Merlande Charles

SOIL’s team of over 70 works hard day in and day out to run and expand our life-saving, earth-restoring sanitation service in urban Haiti. One of the irreplaceable members of SOIL’s Northern Haiti office, which serves Haiti’s second largest city, Cap-Haitien, is Merlande Charles. Merlande, who has worked for SOIL for over six years, now works as the office’s administrative assistant in the newly opened EkoLakay depot. Get to know more about Merlande, how her work helps to ensure SOIL’s sanitation service EkoLakay operates smoothly, and why she's passionate about safe sanitation in an interview conducted by SOIL’s Program Advisor Oliviero ...

Nurturing Another World

From SOIL's October Newsletter.  To receive an update from our teams in Haiti in your inbox each month, please follow this link to sign up. This past weekend, as many of you have likely heard, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Haiti, displacing families and destroying buildings in the city of Port-de-Paix and the wider region. Though the destruction of the the tremor itself was lesser, this earthquake stirred the deeply traumatic memory of the January 12 earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince just eight years ago; that memory reverberated through the nation, binding us together in shared pain and remembrance. And while we are ...