JOB OPENING: EkoLakay Chief Operating Officer (COO)

SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) has been working in Haiti to transform wastes into resources since 2006. We are committed to developing a sustainable  social Impact business model for our innovative household toilet service, EkoLakay, that provides access to safe, dignified sanitation for residents of dense urban communities in northern Haiti. Launched in 2011, the EkoLakay service in Cap-Haitien currently has over 800 clients that pay on a monthly basis for the service. SOIL and the EkoLakay team are planning to expand this service to 8000 clients for ...

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AVETISMAN TRAVAY: EkoLakay Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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. Tit pòs: EkoLakay Chief Operating Officer (COO) Disponibilite: A tan plen Zòn: Kap Ayisien Dat Limit pou Aplike: 7 Jen 2019 Dat pou Kòmanse: 15 Jiyè 2019 Klike isit la pou wè avètisman pòs la e aplike jodi a. Si'w enterese konnen pwochen fwa ...

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Referral Bonuses or Toilet Paper?

As a non-profit research and development organization creating groundbreaking sanitation solutions in Haiti, SOIL gathers data like it's our job (it is!). We closely track feedback from familys using EkoLakay's service and a wide variety of other impact metrics that help us evaluate SOIL's work such as the quantity of waste treated or the amount of compost sold. Not only does this allow SOIL to stimulate our own learning to assess the success of our efforts and support global replication, but it also helps us continue to innovate and refine our model. For many ...

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A Brand New Lab

Last year, SOIL treated and transformed more than 500 metric tons of waste into agricultural-grade compost in a process that follows standards set by the World Health Organization for the safe treatment of human waste. Though studies have time and time again demonstrated that SOIL’s treatment processes are effective, we test every batch of compost for pathogens before it hits the market so that we can guarantee each bag sold is safe and ready to be used to help farmers grow lush, bountiful crops. SOIL isn’t able to use a private lab in Cap-Haïtien to do ...

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Optimizing the Composting Process: Research Updates from Port-au-Prince

Gavin McNicol, who has long been active in SOIL’s research partnership with Dr. Rebecca Ryals, had the opportunity to visit us at SOIL’s composting waste treatment site just outside of Haiti’s capital city in earlier this year. In 2016, Gavin joined Dr. Ryals ongoing research investigating SOIL’s climate impact and helped spearhead research on the optimal conditions for the composting process. Gavin took a moment to share an update on the ongoing research as well as a sneak peek ...

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Meet Beverly, SOIL’s Port-au-Prince EkoLakay Director

You may remember Beverly from her interview with RFI earlier this spring where she talked with other public health experts about the vital importance of safely managing waste in Haiti. Beverly joined SOIL’s team in January 2018 as an EkoLakay Coordinator and her contributions to our work in Port-au-Prince have already been extensive. With a background in social entrepreneurship and management, she’s now managing SOIL’s sanitation service in Haiti’s capital city with wisdom and dedication as our new EkoLakay Director. Read an interview with Beverly Pierre below ...

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All Under One Roof

We’re moving! Since 2013, SOIL’s Cap-Haïtien team has operated out of an office we built from the ground up on a beautiful piece of land just down the road from our composting waste treatment facilities. Over the past six years, this space has served as a wonderful home for SOIL’s work as we have implemented and refined our ecological sanitation service EkoLakay. Here's where SOIL's teams have been working in northern Haiti since 2013 Now, as we embark on a journey to expand the reach of EkoLakay, SOIL came to realize that it was time to say goodbye to our ...

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A Cohort of Social Enterprises Building a Sustainable Future

SOIL is proud to be participating in the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. GSBI works with social entrepreneurs from around the world on their business plan, financial model, and growth plan. We’re honored to join an accomplished cohort of social entrepreneurs in this six-month online course as we work to formalize SOIL's five year strategy plan for growth and financial sustainability. GSBI introduces SOIL and other members of their new women's economic empowerment affinity group for ...

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RFI talks Public Health with SOIL

What impact does environmental degradation have on public health in Haiti? Last month, SOIL's Port-au-Prince EkoLakay Director, Beverly Pierre, had the opportunity to answer that question on one of the world's most widely broadcast radio stations, Radio France Internationale (RFI). Joining other advocates and practitioners in the public health field, Beverly explains to listeners how SOIL is working to transform a public health crisis in Haiti into an environmental solution with each EkoLakay toilet we operate and every pound of agricultural compost we produce. ...

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In Loving Memory of our Dear Colleague Franck Grégoire

To read the post in English, please scroll down. Nan memwa Franck Grégoire, yon kòlèg nou pap janm bliye. Se avèk anpil tristès ke nap pataje nouvèl lanmò yon kòlèg nou, Franck Grégoire, ki pèdi lavi l anba bal bandi nan fen mwa Janvye 2019. Grégoire te entegre ekip Konpostaj Okap nan lane 2016 la. E nou tout te konnen l kòm yon moun ki trè saj, poze e ki travay di anpil. Li te toujou respekte tout angajman l nan ede SOIL vanse ak misyon li. Anpil nan nou te toujou wè l tankou yon papa nan sit Konpostaj Mouchinèt la, paske l toujou prè pou ...

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