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SOIL provides dignified sanitation at PapJazz

SOIL's EkoMobil toilets line the Boulevard in Carenage during the Jazz Festival Since 2007 the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival has welcomed some of the biggest international names in jazz and R&B to Haiti. The Festival was founded in 2007 by the Haiti Jazz Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising the level of the Haitian music industry using jazz music as a tool. The 2023 celebration took place over this past weekend. SOIL was proud to be a part of the festivities by providing our EkoMobil rental toilet service - and, of course, jamming out to the music.  ...

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SOIL Talks Trash (Magic)

Daniel Tillias & Dr. Sasha Kramer with SOIL's compost SOIL’s Executive Director Dr. Sasha Kramer and SOIL Board Co-Chair Daniel Tillias were recently featured on the Trash Magic podcast where they discussed ecological sanitation, recycling human waste into nutrient-rich compost, and empowering local economies in urban Haiti. The podcast, hosted by chemical engineer Oakley Jennings-Fast and waste and recycling expert Sara Fuentes, aims to demystify the circular economy and encourage listeners to ‘change the world one purchase and one piece of trash at a time.’...

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Climate Mitigation: SOIL’s continuing partnership with Global Water Intelligence

Each year Global Water Intelligence (GWI) organizes the American Water Summit bringing together policy makers, regulatory and investment communities, and leaders working within the North American water sector to explore technologies, challenge mindsets, and tackle key questions that are vital to channeling action in the water industry. SOIL is thrilled to be partnering once again with GWI to offset the carbon emissions for participants’ travel to the conference.  Our groundbreaking carbon-offset partnership with GWI began last year at the 2022 Global Water Summit ...

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Renewed hope in the new year and proud reflections of the past year

Members of the SOIL EkoLakay team. It’s the beginning of a new year and the SOIL team is heading into 2023 with renewed hope and mindful optimism. Despite the ongoing political, social & health-related challenges of last year that significantly impacted our staff and our customers, there are also great achievements to celebrate, particularly among the members of our team in Haiti, who, despite the considerable hardships, worked tirelessly and together and didn’t lose hope. We are deeply grateful to each and every one.  In October, when the first new cases of ...

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Sanitation. Dignity. Hope.

Sanitation. Dignity. Hope. Three matters of substance that we here at SOIL use to guide our daily efforts and attention.  As we look back on another challenging year, it is apparent that Haiti’s vulnerable populations are at risk of bearing the greatest burden of the ongoing economic, social, and political instability in the country. It is critical that SOIL continues to expand our service and reach even more households with essential access to sanitation, a basic human right and a life-saving technology, that also provides hope to the families we serve during these ...

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A conversation with SOIL’s Waste Treatment Manager, Sadouddly Michael Lambert

Our Haitian staff members remain safe in Cap-Haitien as we continue to navigate the current challenges with a robust emergency response plan and an incredibly dedicated group of employees.  In one of our final staff conversations of the year, we spoke with Saddoudly Michael Lambert, SOIL’s Waste Treatment Manager, about his work, life and the current times in Haiti.   Interviewer: How are you and your family doing right now?  Sadouddly: My family and I are doing well although the situation is making things more difficult for us as it affects my family ...

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SOIL’s 2022 Annual Report

We are pleased to share with you our Annual Report for the 2021-2022 year. 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: SOIL 2022 Annual Report Want to read more? See past annual reports from SOIL here. Support SOIL SOIL depends on individual donations from people like you to fund our work in Haiti. Please consider supporting SOIL today. ...

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A conversation with SOIL’s Keurlit Charles

Keurlit Charles, SOIL's Field Operations Supervisor  We are continuing to engage in conversations with members of SOIL’s sanitation staff in Cap-Haitien to learn about the ways they are navigating the current situation in Haiti with their family and in their community.  This week, we spoke with Keurlit Charles, SOIL’s Field Operations Supervisor, to check in and hear how the ongoing crisis in Haiti is impacting his work and his home. Interviewer: How are you and your family doing right now?  Keurlit: Like every Haitian, my family and I fight to try to make a ...

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A Conversation with SOIL’s Human Resources Director, Wisner Jean-Louis

Wisner Jean-Louis in the Cap-Haitien office The year continues to be a very challenging one in Haiti – full of uncertainties for all Haitians caught in the midst of political, social, and economic instability. As an organization we are proud of our field team's courage and dedication providing consistent access to life-saving and dignified sanitation services for some of Haiti’s most vulnerable families, despite the other uncertainties that impact daily life.  To give you a better sense of what motivates the SOIL team we are continuing to engage in conversations ...

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Making the Invisible Visible with CBSA’s Rémi Kaupp

Rémi Kaupp, Executive Director of the Container Based Sanitation Alliance    Imagine not having a toilet. It’s a situation that we’ve asked you, our readers and supporters, to think about from time to time, and this week, with World Toilet Day just around the corner, we are asking you to take a closer look at what living without a toilet means for people around the world. And to help us think more deeply about some of the specifics and possible solutions, we spoke with Rémi Kaupp, Friend of SOIL and the Executive Director of the Container Based ...

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