July 2013 Newsletter: Double Win for Haiti
Over the years SOIL has evolved into a humanitarian organization that focuses on sustainable social business solutions. Although we’re still in the early stages of experimentation, we believe we’re on the cusp of identifying low-cost toilet models and waste treatment options that do not burden users financially and provide sustainable local jobs to help rebuild Haiti’s economy.
A recent article about SOIL in the Christian Science Monitor highlighted these very business development efforts. Positive stories like this one inspire us to keep going and, we believe, keep the conversation on the possible. In a world where preventable water-borne disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five, we need immediate action and we need viable, affordable solutions to act upon now.
Donations to SOIL help us provide crucial emergency sanitation services in Haiti, but they also help us develop long-lasting solutions to these great challenges. Thank you for helping us dream big dreams! We couldn’t do it without your support.
With love from Haiti,
the SOIL team
Check out the article here: Double Win for Haiti: Human Waste into Valuable Fertilizer, Christian Science Monitor, July 1 2013.
Donate on our website or by mailing a check to SOIL at 124 Church Road, Sherburne, NY 13460
Recent SOIL News:
- SOIL’s Sasha Kramer and Anthony Kilbride present new SOIL research at the WEDC sanitation conference in Kenya on the use of ecological sanitation in emergency disaster relief and on the development of municipal EcoSan composting facilities in uncertain environments.
- SOIL was featured in Positive News. Check out the inspiring article here.
- SOIL’s irrepresible Regional Director, Theo Huitema, posts a new Theo Talks: Episode 14: Mango Gnoshing Cow.
- In one short year, SOIL transformed the backyard of our Port-au-Prince office into a tropical paradise. Check out the before and after photos here. Warning: You may be inspired to place an order for SOIL’s Konpòs Lakay after seeing these!
- Join us in congratulating our first agricultural intern, Marckindy Etienne, on his graduation. His thesis, on the impact of SOIL’s compost on peanut production, earned him rave reviews from his academic advisors and from the SOIL agronomy team.
- Our new summer intern joined the SOIL drum team for a day on the Poopmobile. Read about her adventures and enjoy the photos of our beautifully painted new Poopmobile!
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- Make a contribution today at www.oursoil.org
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