Blog: 2012

Traverse City Record-Eagle: 2/3 of Haiti's Once Fertile Farmland Was Destroyed

By Rob Sirrine, Traverse City Record-Eagle, December 22, 2012 Even before the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti two years ago killing more than 220,000 people and displacing millions, the ecological and humanitarian situation in Haiti was dire. Erosion and topsoil loss resulting from extensive....

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SOIL Letters: From Shada to SOILs Supporters

SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti. Dear Friends, Many of you who have supported us through the years are familiar with the community of Shada. Some of you may have even been lucky enough to....

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Recognizing a Community Health Hero

Today the SOIL team was thrilled to present Marie Mineuve Felissant, one of our public toilet managers, with an award for excellent work and exceptional commitment to SOIL's mission of providing safe and dignified sanitation to people throughout Haiti. Ms. Felissant manages one of the SOIL toilet....

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Theo Talks Episode 6: Loop That Poop!

More on the Secret Life of Poop Coming Soon in HD! Talking about poop can be tricky. But not for Theo and the SOIL team! In Haiti (and many places around the world) human waste is considered taboo, and people dance around the subject nervously, treating it like a terrible secret. Most languages have....

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Beautiful Peppers, Courtesy of SOIL Compost

Some encouraging (and tasty) news from the SOIL gardens at Penye. We have harvested our latest crop of green peppers, planted in evenly sized, spaced, and watered plots, but with one important difference: one plot was planted with no compost, one was planted with 3 pounds of SOIL compost per foot....

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December 2012 Newsletter: Happy Holidays from SOIL

Dear Friends, The holidays are almost upon us, and the SOIL offices in both Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien are buzzing with excitement. Last week in Shada, Cap-Haitien, we officially launched the household toilet project with the installation of 143 household toilets. In Port-au-Prince we have sold....

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SOIL's Leah Page Accepts the UNCCD Land for Life Award in Doha, Qatar

As regular readers of the SOIL blog will already know, SOIl was lucky enough to be awarded the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification's Land for Life Award for our land rehabilitation projects in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien. The award was officially presented last week in Doha, Qatar....

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Inaugurating the Household Toilet Project in Shada

Last Friday the SOIL teams from both Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien came together to celebrate the official launch of the Household Toilet Project in Shada. The event was a great success, with participation from SOIL, DINEPA , Re.Source , KOSS, and many community members. The program began with....

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Konpos Lakay Debut-- Christmas Special

This holiday season SOIL has a special treat for plants throughout Haiti. We have 25,000 lbs. of beautiful compost ready for distribution at a special holiday price of just 75 HTG (less than $2 US) per 5-gallon bag. We even have given our compost a name “Konpos Lakay” which means “local compost” but....

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Shanghai Daily: "3 Organizations Share UNCCD Award for Land Conservation"

DOHA, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Three civil society organizations shared on Tuesday in Doha of Qatar the awards of "Land for Life," which was initiated by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), as officials and experts around the world also gather here for the annual global climate talks.....

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