57 results for tag: Cap Haitien


SOIL Participates in First-Ever National Interscholastic Puzzle Competition in Haiti

SOIL's mobile toilets at the event in Cap-Haitien. The SOIL team loves to be a part of a problem-solving mission. However, we were introduced to an entirely new puzzling experience earlier this month with the first ever National Interscholastic Puzzle Competition in Cap-Haitien! Alas, they would not let us compete, because they said we were too old, but we did get to provide the sanitation facilities! SOIL has recently started renting out mobile toilets at local events around Cap-Haitien as a new way to diversify our revenue stream and provide much needed on-site sanitation to these events. As we previously highlighted in May, SOIL’s EkoLakay ...

Meet Djimitri, SOIL’s Director of Operations

SOIL’s Director of Operations, Djimitri Célestin, growing directly out of Konpòs Lakay bags mixed with soil. We recently sat down with Djimitri Célestin, SOIL’s Director of Operations, to learn more about him, his connection to SOIL, and his lovely garden in Cap Haitien, where he grows vegetables using SOIL's Konpòs Lakay. Djimitri has been a part of the SOIL family since 2019. A condensed version of his interview follows. We hope you enjoy getting to know Djimitri, as much as we enjoy working with him! Tell us about yourself and how you came to work with SOIL.  I grew up in Haiti, but moved to the US for college. I stayed there for 10 ...

Research Collaboration Has Increased Efficiency of EkoLakay Collection

photo credit: Felipe Jacome The SOIL team is continually researching and testing new ways to increase our operational efficiency in order to provide better sanitation solutions and position our service for sustained growth.  In April we began implementing a new routing app that optimizes the collection routes between our customers’ households in Cap-Haitien. The app was developed for SOIL by DataKind, a nonprofit that collaborates with organizations to design and build out impactful data tools.   The SOIL Research team has been working closely with DataKind to understand and trial ways to make our collection services more efficient using tools ...

Increasing climate resilience: how Konpòs Lakay helps agriculture producers during drought

Haiti is currently ranked third in the Global Climate Risk Index  as being  particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Climate change impacts Haiti in a number of ways: increases in the intensity and frequency of hurricanes, flooding, landslides due to soil erosion, and also drought brought about by erratic rainfall patterns, which is compounded by a lack of water management systems. Drought can be particularly devastating to agriculture production, but also contributes to lack of food security and malnourishment. SOIL’s regenerative sanitation solution seeks to not only offer better sanitation options for vulnerable urban communi...

Composting to Restore Soil Health with Konpòs Lakay

In rural areas of Haiti, agriculture production and farming are important occupations for many people. Agriculture is Haiti’s main industry and makes up over 60% of the workforce, with main global exports including mangoes, coffee, papayas and spinach. However, food production can still be quite challenging for many farmers due to depleted soils and periods of drought. Additionally, years of foreign intervention and policy have forced Haiti to rely heavily on cheap global imports for food supply, which has distorted the market for some crops, leaving the supply chains within and into Haiti fragile. This limits access to good sources of food for many ...

Entèvyou ak direktè jeneral lameri Okap

Direktè jeneral lameri Okap, Carry Hyppolite, bò kote Manadjè Senyò SOIL, Romel Toussaint SOIL te gen opòtinite pou li te rankontre ak Carry Hyppolite, yon ekonomis e direktè jeneral meri Okap, pou yo pale de relasyon SOIL ak meri a epi de sitiyasyon sanitè nan rejyon Nò peyi Dayiti.  Hyppolite fet nan vil Okap e li temwen de chanjman ke agrandisman popilasyon an pote nan vil la pandan ane yo. Nan fen ane 1980 yo te gen anpil ayisyen ki kite zòn riral pou yo al rete nan zòn iben yo, akòz pat gen ase travay ak opòtinite pou yo viv nan zòn riral yo – sa vin lakoz degradasyon anviwònman an ak rediksyon pwodiktivite tè yo, sa te fè e ...

SOIL Partners: An Interview with the Director General of Cap-Haitien’s city hall

Director General of City Hall, Carry Hyppolite, alongside SOIL's Senior Manager, Romel Toussaint SOIL recently had the opportunity to catch up with, Carry Hyppolite, economist and Director General of City Hall in Cap-Haitien to talk about City Hall’s partnership with SOIL and the sanitation situation in Northern Haiti. Hyppolite, a native of Cap-Haitien has witnessed first-hand the changes that increasing population density has brought to the city over the years. The late 1980s brought a large wave of migration of Haitians from rural to urban areas, due to loss of employment and subsistence livelihood opportunities in rural areas – resulting from ...

Get to Know Sergo

Here’s Sergo getting a day of collection started in the Avyasyon neighborhood in 2015! “Chanje etap, pran ti tap pou w ka rive – to take it to another level, you have to start taking steps” says Sergo, in a conversation we shared about his work with SOIL, our future goals, and our hopes for future generations in the country we all love so deeply.  Iranye Fleurant, better known as Sergo, has worked with SOIL since 2006 when our work was just getting off the ground. Sergo was invited by SOIL’s Cap-Haïtien Regional Manager Romel to attend a training session and shortly after, he joined the team! When SOIL began expanding our ...

Aplikasyon pou Sipevize Kontriksyon Fos Septik Sit Titanyen Potoprens

SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), travay an Ayiti depi lane 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante, ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfòmasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pou lanati. Direksyon SOIL vle avèti tout moun ke li genyen yon (1) apel dòf ki disponib, epi lap chèche moun kalifye pou reponn li. Tit apel dòf la: Aplikasyon pou Sipèvize Kontriksyon Fòs Septik Sit Titanyen Pòtoprens Zòn: Kwadebouke, wout 9 Dat Limit pou Aplike: 30 desanm 2019 Dat pou Kòmanse: 15 Janvye 2020 KLIKE ISIT LA POU WÈ AVÈTISMAN PÒS LA E APLIKE JODI A. Si’w enterese konnen pwochen fwa SOIL gen ...

Webinar: SOIL Talks Climate Connections with ILSR

Last week, SOIL’s Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Sasha Kramer presented on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Compost Climate Connections series webinar. Sasha discussed the role compost plays in mitigating climate change, how ecological sanitation systems work, and the benefits of a circular economy approach to sanitation in Haiti. Long-time SOIL research partner Dr. Rebecca Ryals joined the webinar and shared the results from her recently published paper that analyzes the climate benefits of SOIL’s ecological sanitation services. If you weren’t able to watch, The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has made the video available ...