The SOIL team is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Waste Treatment Manager at our composting facility in Mouchinette. Sadouddly Michael Lambert is stepping into this position in the place of our long-time manager, Job Etienne, who is retiring from SOIL. Sadouddly joined SOIL a little over a month ago, and we recently had the opportunity to sit down and learn more about him and his responsibilities.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I was born in Ouanaminthe, and I grew up in Cap-Haitien. I moved to the Dominican Republic to study electromechanical engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.
How did you hear about SOIL’s work and what was your interest in applying for this position?
In the past, I would see flyers about the EkoLakay service and 3-wheelers on the street, but I learned more about SOIL from Carel’s video last year as it clearly explains the whole sanitation chain.
Through this video, I learned about the work SOIL is doing to provide safe sanitation in the northern region and how the collected waste is treated at Limonade. Based on my knowledge and experience, I see that I can contribute positively to the waste treatment part of the chain. I always wanted to come back to Haiti where I could use my knowledge and participate in building a better Haiti, so I saw this as a great opportunity to be close to my family and be home.
What is your primary goal in this role?
My primary goal in this role is to optimize resources to make the operations more efficient and manageable for staff.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
In the morning, I meet with the site supervisor where we go over the plan for the day and make sure everything is going well for the smooth running of operations. Then I go over some daily tasks to keep the data up to date and start planning for the next day.
What is the impact you see SOIL is having and why do you feel that is important?
SOIL inspires people to invest in sustainable projects, educate people about proper sanitation practices, reduce the amount of untreated waste that goes into the environment, thus contributing to a cleaner and safer environment.
SOIL is carrying out a project which should be the responsibility of the government. Not only collecting waste, but also treating it so that it does not return to the environment and cause more damage. SOIL goes even further by transforming a waste considered useless into a fertilizer that can be used to promote agriculture and reforestation.
Where do you hope to see Haiti in the near future?
I hope to see great improvements in several important areas of the country and better management at the national level. I would like agriculture to become, as it once was, our main source of supply capable of meeting the needs of the population and reaching a point where we can start exporting.
Please join us in giving Sadouddly a warm welcome to the SOIL team! We are inspired by his passion, knowledge, and commitment to a more equitable and sustainable future for all Haitians.
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