Blog: 2021

Compost team pictured with SOIL’s organic, agriculture-grade compost made from human waste.

The Potential of Human Waste: SOIL Featured in Newswise

Compost team pictured with SOIL’s organic, agriculture-grade compost made from human waste. Our world creates an enormous amount of waste, and that waste exists in many, many different forms. There’s food waste, liquid waste, hazardous waste, solid waste, and what we at SOIL care most about, human....

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 EkoLakay workers using digital tools for collection

Digital Tools & Sanitation: SOIL Featured in GSMA

EkoLakay workers using digital tools for collection SOIL is working hard to transform the global sanitation crisis, and we know that it is going to take innovative solutions to provide safe and dignified sanitation options to those that are without. Throughout the years we have been working in Haiti....

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BNEE staff visiting Konpòs Lakay customer’s coffee plantation

SOIL Receives Stamp of Approval from Haitian Ministry of Environment

BNEE staff visiting Konpòs Lakay customer’s coffee plantation When SOIL first started out building our composting waste treatment facility in the northern Haitian community of Mouchinette in 2012, the only thing on the property was a big mango tree. Since then, the SOIL team has completely....

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Container collection

Creating Greater Impact Together: Interview with DINEPA’s Jude Fanfan

Every day SOIL works to empower the communities we serve and close the inequality gap in vulnerable and low-resource populations. We’re focused on helping to build resilient systems for basic service provision through dignified, affordable and accessible sanitation service. Over the course of this....

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SOIL's 2021 Annual Report cover

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....

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SOIL team installing EkoLakay toilet for client in Cap-Haitien.

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....

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Sasha at Expo Live

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....

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Earthquake damage

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....

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SOIL Co-founder Baudeler Magloire with Rea Dol and partners preparing emergency response supplies.

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....

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container collection & flooding

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....

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