Avi Rekritman: Manadjè Senyò Vant

Avi Rekritman:  Manadjè Senyò Vant Esplikasyon Jeneral  Rezime:  SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) travay an Ayiti pou transfome deche an resous depi 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfomasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pu lanati. Sèvis EkoLakay se yon sevis twalet inovatif ke SOIL lanse depi 2011 nan Okap. EkoLakay genyen pliske 1800 kliyan nan zon Kap-Ayisyen anrejistre pou sèvis sa epi peye mansyelman pou yon koleksyon ki fasilite tout matyè a trete e transfòme nan yon konpòs. Konpòs sa, ki rele Konpos ...

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Deriving financial benefit from SOIL’s climate mitigation action: is it possible?

Ground-breaking research on SOIL’s ecological sanitation service, published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, investigated the potential for container-based sanitation to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions when compared to other traditional waste treatment methods. The research revealed that SOIL’s service and method off off-site waste treatment effectively mitigates significant and measurable greenhouse gas emissions. The research is an exciting development for the sanitation sector and opens up the opportunity to explore carbon credits as a way to derive financ...

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Happy Earth Day!

Our mission is rooted in making the planet a better place for all of us. This takes bold, innovative ideas and actions that protect both the people and the planet we inhabit. We hope you join us this Earth Day in supporting SOIL’s work to provide safely-managed sanitation service to support climate-resilient solutions for Haiti, and around the globe. How does SOIL’s container-based sanitation service protect the planet? Water conservation SOIL’s household toilet conserves more than 19,000 gallons of scarce water resources each year relative to a flush toilet. ...

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SOIL Spring Fundraiser: Invest in our Planet

Let's Invest in our Planet and People! SOIL is proud to be a part of the work to sustain the balance between life and land through our holistic, zero-waste approach to sanitation in Haiti. But, we can't do it alone and we need your support! Join us this Spring as we fundraise to support the critical work we are doing to expand climate-positive, ecological sanitation in Haiti. Through May 22nd, 2022 we are trying to raise $25,000 to expand access to our life-saving sanitation service to vulnerable urban populations. What's more, our giveback partner and ...

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Increasing Impact with EkoLakay Public Toilets

SOIL staff member with public toilet In early 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOIL began collaborating with the Cap-Haitien Meri (Mayor’s office) to support emergency response efforts for the pandemic. At the request of the Meri, SOIL was asked to provide and manage a public toilet option at the central market in the city to help ensure access to much needed safe sanitation and handwashing. And, while public toilets may seem counterintuitive in warding off a pandemic, the alternative of having no access to sanitation and the possibility of potentially ...

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Windrow Composting: What We’ve Learned from the Pilot Research and Where We’re Going

Over the past year, the SOIL research team began experimenting with windrow composting, as a method for making our waste treatment and composting process faster. The goal of the research was to improve the efficiency of the composting process in order to be able to accommodate more waste at our site, as well as decrease operational costs. After months of trials, we are excited to share our latest update on the research!   What’s Windrow Composting? Windrow composting involves emptying containers of waste (and bagasse) collected from households on SOIL’s service into ...

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Women in Sanitation: Interview with Froggi VanRiper

Froggi VanRiper alongside churn study research team As a sustainable sanitation organization working in low-resource contexts, we rely on research and technological innovations to make our service as efficient as possible with the resources available. Providing sanitation in Cap-Haitien is incredibly challenging, and we respond to these challenges through research/innovation with the objective of making our service more inclusive and efficient. In addition to our incredible SOIL team, our Board of Directors and our newly founded Advisory Board, SOIL’s work has also been ...

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SOIL Offers Food Canteen for Employees

Members of the SOIL team SOIL was founded in the spirit of service; service to the Haitian people and service to our planet. To this day, SOIL makes an effort to offer our services in any viable way that we can to support our staff and the communities we serve. Whether providing mobile toilets at public events in Cap-Haitien or coordinating emergency relief efforts, we’re always ready to support our fellow Haitian brothers and sisters, and during these economically challenging times is no different. Around the world, inflation rates are at an all-time high, this is ...

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SOIL Brings Dignified Sanitation to Kanaval

SOIL team at Cap-Haitien Kanaval  In Haiti, Kanaval is a profoundly significant event that features music, food, and lots of dancing. This vibrant event lasts multiple days with people celebrating freely in the streets with masks, floats, and costumes, that reflect Haiti’s rich and beautiful culture. But, even in the midst of Haiti’s biggest party, SOIL was focusing on sanitation! SOIL was proud to be a part of the festivities by providing essential sanitation services in partnership with local authorities and businesses. Just in time for Kanaval, SOIL rolled out ...

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Introducing Our Advisory Board

At SOIL, we understand the power of teamwork and we are always seeking to collaborate with local and global experts that provide valuable input and strategic guidance for our organization and the service we provide.   In our 15 years of working in Haiti, we’ve made great progress in getting to where we are today, but none of that would be possible without the support of a critical network of people that have volunteered their time and knowledge in order to help guide our mission of providing equitable access to basic human rights.   In light of this collective ...

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