Blog: 2014

Christmas Comes Early

Christmas came early this year for the Port-au-Prince compost team! We must have ended up on the "Nice" list for 2014, because we got just what we wanted - a new well at our waste treatment site! This gift came courtesy of our friends at Food for the Poor, an organization that not only feeds....

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Meet SOIL's new EkoLakay Project Coordinator

I started out my interview with SOIL’s newest team member, Claudel Mombeuil, with the wrong question: “So, what do you like to do in your free time?” While Claudel is a very fun and gregarious person, “free time” is not a phrase that accurately describes any part of his day. When he’s not busy with....

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Land for Life

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Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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Volunteering with SOIL

When I start to get discouraged about the state of the world - wars, racism, the widening gap between the rich and the poor - I check my inbox. Here's why: there's a good chance that someone has written in to say how much they love the work that SOIL is doing; how they, too, are passionate about....

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Whole-hearted Support for Safe Sanitation!

SOIL Regional Sanitation Director Baudeler Magloire with Juslaine Aristil and Mauricette Jean Bidner, two participants in our World Toilet Day workshop. In case you somehow missed it on SOIL's Facebook and Twitter feeds, last Wednesday was World Toilet Day! Started in 2001 by the World Toilet....

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The Globe and Mail: How an Exam Question Inspired This Social Entrepreneur

[columns] [column size="half" last="no"] "SOIL’s initiative has the potential to vastly expand sanitation access in an affordable, sustainable way, while creating new jobs and livelihoods. Its model not only prevents further harm to the environment, it actively restores soil health through compost....

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Responding to Severe Flooding in North Haiti

Starting on Tuesday morning, the SOIL Cap-Haitien office declared a state of emergency as heavy rains began to fall and it was clear that low-lying neighborhoods where we have public and household toilets would be flooded, as they were in 2012 and 2013. Official news sources are stating that 12....

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Learning to Save Lives

By Marion Cherrak, SOIL Cap-Haitien Project Coordinator Haiti is a country prone to seismic events and hurricanes, as we saw in the early 2000s when four massive tropical storms were followed by the tragic 2010 earthquake. Soil erosion, together with high rainfall, can lead to landslides. In....

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