370 results for author: SOILHaiti


Job Opening: Development Director

SOIL's beloved Development Director who has been instrumental in SOIL's success for over a decade, Leah Nevada Jean, is moving on from SOIL at the end of the year and SOIL is looking for a new addition to our team. Location: Remote based. Washington, DC or Portland, Oregon preferred but not required. Up to 25% travel including extended stays in Haiti possible. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019 Start Date: September 25, 2019 About SOIL: SOIL is a non-profit research and development organization working in Haiti to affordably and effectively increase access to full-cycle urban sanitation services. For a small monthly fee, SOIL ...

Meet SOIL: Frantz Jean-Louis

Frantz (left) working with SOIL's EkoLakay in Cap-Haïtien, 2015. Photo by Vic Hinterlang. The SOIL team is a group of nearly 70 driven people from diverse backgrounds and fields of expertise ranging from engineering and ecology to accounting and sales. This past month, we took a moment to sit down with our colleague Frantz Jean-Louis in Cap-Haïtien to talk about what inspires him in his work. Photo by Vic Hinterlang “I was drawn to the mission of SOIL,” Frantz shared. After hearing a presentation about our work in college, Frantz quickly applied to join SOIL as an intern. In the five years that have followed, ...

Building for Growth: New Compost Bins in Northern Haiti

Over the last year, SOIL has captured and safely treated 450 metric tons of waste that could have otherwise gone on to contaminate aquatic ecosystems and groundwater sources. The over 92 metric tons of compost produced during this time has instead been returned to the soil to restore ecosystems and improve agricultural livelihoods in northern Haiti. As SOIL works towards an ambitious expansion of the reach our household full-cycle sanitation service in the coming years, expanding infrastructure at SOIL's composting treatment facilities helps us develop the capacity we need for this growth. And that's just what we have been up to! A New Composting ...

Avi Stajyè Rechech Konpostaj

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) pòs vid ke l’ap eseye ranpli. Nan kad yon rechèch sou enpak anviwonmantal pwosesis konpostaj, biwo SOIL nan Pòtopwens bezwen yon stajyè pou ede nou ranmase echantiyon dlo sou sit konpostaj lan. Chak semèn n ap ranmanse yon echantiyon pandan pou pi piti 6 mwa. Rechèch sa fèt nan kolaborasyon ak yon inivèsite nan Kalifoni. Patisipe nan yon pwojè k ap ede pwoteje anviwonman an, voye ...

Waste to Resources: SOIL’s Black Soldier Fly Research

Though SOIL’s work has undergone many iterations as we’ve carefully refined our model through the years, we have remained driven by our mission to transform waste that has such potential to do harm into resources that instead support social, economic, and environmental regeneration. As a part of this continued effort to increase the impact of SOIL’s affordable, safe, and dignified full-cycle sanitation services, a few of our team members have been working in collaboration with visiting researchers on an exciting new project at SOIL’s waste treatment site outside of Cap-Haïtien. Inspired by other members of the Container-Based Sanitation ...

15 of the Most Impactful Global Climate Projects

In 2018, SOIL's efforts in Haiti were recognized as a powerful and replicable solution to the global climate crisis by the UN's Momentum for Change. SOIL is now featured in their newly released interactive report spotlighting what they call 15 of the most "impactful and innovative" climate solutions around the world. If you're in need of inspiration, we invite you to explore the beautiful new resource here. To learn more about the ways in which SOIL's regenerative urban sanitation solutions help frontline communities like the ones we serve in Haiti mitigate and adapt to climate change, visit this page. To see other awards and recognition that our ...

JOB OPENING: Communications & Development Associate

SOIL is currently seeking a Communications and Development Associate to assist with communicating project activities and outcomes to our network of donor and grant funders, and with researching and securing additional funding opportunities. As a nimble, fast-paced organization, SOIL is looking for a hard-working candidate that’s enthusiastic, creative, flexible, and committed to the mission of our organization and its success. Location: Remote based. Portland or Washington D.C. preferred but not required. Up to 25% travel including extended stays in Haiti possible. Application Deadline: August 16, 2019 About SOIL: SOIL is a ...

A record setting summer

Summer is in full swing and for SOIL it has been a season brimming with activity. Not even the intensity of Haiti’s summer heat has been able to slow down the efforts of our tenacious crew!SOIL’s EkoLakay team in northern Haiti has just wrapped up two back-to-back months with record-setting toilet installations, bringing more than 140 new families onto the service across Cap-Haïtien. At the same time, our SOIL truck has been zipping back and forth between the airport and SOIL’s office with increasing regularity as the R&D branch of SOIL heads into a busy month of visitors. Many of SOIL’s research partners are making their way from ...

SOIL Needs a New Board Treasurer!

Are you a US licensed CPA who loves SOIL and numbers? SOIL is actively recruiting for a new volunteer board treasurer and we would love to pull from our existing web of supporters. We are looking for a licensed CPA  who could commit to a minimum 2 year board position as SOIL treasurer. Board responsibilities will include a quarterly review of financial reports, 4 annual board meetings (generally on Skype but once every 2 years in Haiti), review of the annual audited financial statements and chairing the financial subcommittee of the board, which meets quarterly. This is an amazing opportunity to use the quantitative part of your brain to ...

“Priceless:” A Young Agronomist Tests SOIL Compost

Nitchenson Henry grew up in northwestern Haiti and now lives in Limonade, not far from SOIL’s composting site. He’s known what he wanted to do for a living for as long he can remember and is now proud to be working towards it as an agronomy student at a local university. Nitchenson’s hope is one that we share at SOIL: to find ways to restore soil health and agricultural productivity across Haiti. Look at that beautiful pepper! During a visit to SOIL’s composting site in northern Haiti for one of his college courses, Nitchenson had a chance to learn about our ecological sanitation services and see first-hand how we treat and transform ...