13 results for tag: Cap-Haitien


Avi Rekritman: Manadjè Senyò Vant

Avi Rekritman:  Manadjè Senyò Vant Esplikasyon Jeneral  Rezime:  SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) travay an Ayiti pou transfome deche an resous depi 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfomasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pu lanati. Sèvis EkoLakay se yon sevis twalet inovatif ke SOIL lanse depi 2011 nan Okap. EkoLakay genyen pliske 1800 kliyan nan zon Kap-Ayisyen anrejistre pou sèvis sa epi peye mansyelman pou yon koleksyon ki fasilite tout matyè a trete e transfòme nan yon konpòs. Konpòs sa, ki rele Konpos Lakay, rive teste nan laboratwa avan li anbale epi vann sou mache nasyonal la ...

Increasing Impact with EkoLakay Public Toilets

SOIL staff member with public toilet In early 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOIL began collaborating with the Cap-Haitien Meri (Mayor’s office) to support emergency response efforts for the pandemic. At the request of the Meri, SOIL was asked to provide and manage a public toilet option at the central market in the city to help ensure access to much needed safe sanitation and handwashing. And, while public toilets may seem counterintuitive in warding off a pandemic, the alternative of having no access to sanitation and the possibility of potentially virus-spreading waste to go out untreated into the environment, could have much ...

SOIL Offers Food Canteen for Employees

Members of the SOIL team SOIL was founded in the spirit of service; service to the Haitian people and service to our planet. To this day, SOIL makes an effort to offer our services in any viable way that we can to support our staff and the communities we serve. Whether providing mobile toilets at public events in Cap-Haitien or coordinating emergency relief efforts, we’re always ready to support our fellow Haitian brothers and sisters, and during these economically challenging times is no different. Around the world, inflation rates are at an all-time high, this is particularly true in Haiti where inflation is consistently above 15% making the cost ...

Farmers Driving Increase in Compost Sales in Cap-Haitien

SOIL’s compost team working at compost site Over the past year, SOIL has produced 170 metric tons of our rich, organic compost at our waste treatment facility in Mouchinette, Haiti. Extensive research shows that not only does compost increase agricultural harvests, but compost application can also be instrumental in restoring ecosystems and mitigating against the impacts of climate change through increased soil water retention, restoration, and carbon sequestration. This means that with every sack of compost that SOIL sells, Haiti is becoming a little more resilient to droughts, floods that wash away topsoil, climate change, and food insecurity. ...

Brown is the Color of Rain: Guest Blog by Anthony Kilbride

EkoLakay client carrying waste containers through flood waters. Photo courtesy of Centre Impact These are strange times if you’re a raindrop. Gone are the days when you could predict your falling, or your freezing, but also the hardness and hygiene of your landing. Around the world, raindrops are finding themselves land on harder and dirtier surfaces, as we urbanize and impermeabilize our landscape, but also neglect to invest in the environmental health systems which keep us, and our raindrops, clean and safe.   All of us in this global village are reminded of this fact from time to time. Whether a community is rich or poor, urban or rural, ...

SOIL’s Public Toilets Provide Safe Sanitation to Cap-Haitien Market

SOIL's public toilets in Cap-Haitien market In addition to SOIL’s household sanitation service, over this past year - in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - we’ve partnered with local authorities to provide safe sanitation access to public areas around Cap-Haitien, including public toilets at the very busy central market.  Responding to the pandemic in communities with low-resources is complex, particularly when it comes to shared public facilities. However, it is evident that not having access to any sanitation option can be more harmful for spreading infectious disease and potentially contaminating scarce water resources. SOIL is proud to ...

May Day Celebrations Kick off in Cap-Haitien This Year with EkoLakay, Compost and More!

SOIL was excited to have the opportunity to participate in the vibrant (and delicious!) May Day Celebrations that kicked off in Cap-Haitien over this past weekend. The 3-day event, typically hosted in southern Haiti, made its first appearance on the north coast with much delight and pride. The annual event is hosted in honor of the Haitian national holiday, Labor and Agriculture day, celebrated on May 1st. Agriculture is Haiti’s main industry and makes up over 60% of the workforce nationwide. This holiday not only serves as a celebration of agriculture itself, but also of the people that contribute to it. The fair, which usually takes place in ...

Avi rekritman: Manadjè Ekolakay

Rezime: SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) travay an Ayiti pou transfòme dechè an resous itil depi lane 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfomasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pou lanati. Sèvis EkoLakay se yon sevis twalèt inovatif ke SOIL lanse depi 2011 nan Okap. EkoLakay genyen pliske 1000 kliyan nan zon Kap- Ayisyen ki anrejistre pou sèvis sa epi peye mansyèlman pou yon koleksyon ki fasilite tout matyè a trete e transfòme nan yon konpòs. Konpòs sa, ki rele Konpos Lakay, rive teste nan laboratwa avan li anbale epi vann sou mache nasyonal la pou itilize nan domenn agrikòl la. SOIL ...

Boosting Efficiency and Designing for Resilience

Lukas and Jojo didn’t just observe the processes, they jumped in to get a hands on review of how it all worked! As a leader in container-based sanitation, SOIL is always looking for ways to optimize our process and take the work we do to the next level. SOIL’s research team has been working on a human-centered design project that takes a step back to evaluate the efficiency of every step of the sanitation service chain. To do this, SOIL recently teamed up with Swiss design business KreativKonsum and composting toilet business Kompotoi. They came to visit us in Cap-Haïtien in February where they looked at everything from SOIL’s equipment and ...

Meet SOIL’s New Senior Sales Manager Viviane

Viviane (third from the right) alongside other SOIL staff at our TiLari office in January during her first official monthly meeting with the team Following a decade plus of experience in sales and marketing, Viviane Thomas was in the midst of a short break from running her own business due to the political instability in Haiti when she decided to apply for a Senior Sales Manager position with SOIL. Outside of the role being in the realm of her career goals, Viviane shared that she was driven to take the leap for a chance to have a new work experience with a different kind of non-profit organization and to gain knowledge in the environmental sector. ...