Job Post: Engineering and Operations Senior Research Fellow

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 6,000 people with safely-managed sanitation, prevents over 500 metric tons of waste from polluting water resources each year, and ...

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SOIL’s 2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to share with you our Annual Report for the 2020-2021 year. This is a special year, marking SOIL's 15 year anniversary of providing essential sanitation services in urban Haiti. 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: Want to read more? See past annual reports from SOIL here. Support SOIL SOIL depends on indivi...

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World Toilet Day: Valuing Container-based Sanitation

SOIL team installing EkoLakay toilet for client in Cap-Haitien.  In celebration of World Toilet Day, we wanted to dive into this year’s theme: Valuing Toilets, and take a look at how container-based toilets can play a catalytic role in expanding access to sanitation and the myriad of positive benefits they can bring to a community. SOIL launched the first container-based toilet in 2006 in Haiti, and since then a number of organizations around the world have launched their own container-based toilet services to address the lack of access to improved sanitation and meet ...

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SOIL at Expo 2020 Dubai

 In 2019, SOIL was honored to be awarded the Innovation Impact Grant by Expo Live, an innovation and partnership grant program launched by Expo 2020 Dubai, in support of sustainable social business solutions worldwide. The “Global Innovator” grants were awarded to solutions working in 76 countries around the globe and the awardees are now having the opportunity to participate in the Live Programming happening at the Expo in Dubai from October 2021 to March 2022.   The event was originally scheduled to kick off last year, but was postponed to 2021 due to the ...

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Final Earthquake Response Update

  SOIL has been working in Haiti for over 15 years and throughout that time, we've learned many lessons. From then until now, there is one lesson that resonates the most, and that is the importance of working in partnership with communities in everything we do. Community-driven impact continues to guide our work every day and has also provided a valuable framework for how we respond during emergency events that impact Haiti. It is imperative that Haitians are able to respond to the needs of their communities because oftentimes, outside actors don’t know the ...

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SOIL’s community-led earthquake response: Interview with Réa Dol

SOIL Co-founder Baudeler Magloire with Rea Dol and partners preparing emergency response supplies. SOIL was founded in the spirit of working side-by-side with communities to build ecological sanitation solutions that could be community-led. That principle idea of community-driven impact continues to guide our work every day and has also provided a valuable framework for how we respond during emergency events that impact Haiti.   This approach allowed SOIL to immediately respond to the overwhelming need for support and emergency supplies following the devastating ...

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New Research on Container-based Sanitation Models Published in H2Open Journal

Traditional sanitation models – flush toilets – require a reliable water source and sewage infrastructure, both of which can be cost prohibitive and infeasible to build in urban settlements with contested land tenure. The usual alternatives, like pit latrines and septic tanks, are also infeasible or unsafe in many urban areas due to space limitations, high water tables, and population density. With the population of urban areas set to double by 2050 and one in three people still lacking access to a toilet worldwide, interest in container-based sanitation models (...

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How Rapid Urbanization in Haiti can overburden fragile systems

Photo courtesy of Tony Marcelli Every October, UN-Habitat and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions on urban sustainability. Urban October sheds light on the immense impact that cities have on the present and future sustainability of our planet. As more and more people around the world migrate to cities, it has become even more important to create sustainable, carbon-neutral, inclusive cities and towns. According to the UN, currently more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and by 2050 approximately 70% of the population ...

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The Challenges of Results-Based Financing for Sanitation: Shared Lessons Learned from Haiti

SOIL is proud to offer the most cost-effective, safe sanitation intervention in Haiti, costing less than pit latrines, septic tanks, and sewers per household basis per year. Our years of work building out a service in Haiti proves that even the world’s most vulnerable populations are willing to pay for safely managed sanitation and value the public health benefits of having this service.  Yet, we also recognize that vulnerable households are unable- and further, should not have to - take on the national burden of financing this public good and basic human right. Over ...

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Job Post: Konpos Lakay Consultant

INTRODUCTION  Le but de cet appel d’offre est de trouver un consultant qui pourra aider SOIL à bien positionner son  produit Konpos Lakay afin qu'il puisse être vendu en quantite en Haïti. À la suite du travail de ce  consultant, SOIL aura un rapport avec des recommandations soumis par le consultant pour augmenter  la quantité de Konpos Lakay que nous vendrons au cours de l'exercice 2021-22. SOIL souhaite  embaucher un consultant ayant une bonne connaissance et expérience des projets agricoles dans le  pays, de la façon dont le gouvernement haïtien ...

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