62 results for tag: Cap Haitien


Job Opening: Director of Information Technology

ABOUT SOIL SOIL is an award-winning organization founded in 2006, inspired by the belief that the most pervasive human rights abuse globally is poverty. SOIL works in Haiti to increase access to climate-positive sanitation services using a groundbreaking circular-economy model that simultaneously improves public health, food security, economic development, and ecological resiliency. SOIL’s sanitation service currently provides over 2,000 families in northern Haiti with safely-managed sanitation and plans to expand this to over 8,000 families in the coming years. SOIL is a team of 60+ people with specialties in social business, ecology, sanitati...

SOIL & Schools: Inspiring the Next Generation of Change Makers

Recent visitors from a local school. Every day SOIL works to empower the communities we serve in northern Haiti, and the well-being of Haitian people is at the very heart of all that we do. We are always excited to share more about our regenerative sanitation services with the community to raise awareness and to let people know about our accessible household sanitation. We are even MORE excited when we get to share SOIL’s work with the next generation of changemakers: students! We were thrilled to welcome these eager visitors from the local schools around Cap-Haitien to tour our composting facilities in Limonade. So far this year we have welcomed ...

PouBèlAyiti and World Environment Day: A Conversation with Angie Bell

Art made from trash at World Environment Day, organized by PouBèl Ayiti and SOIL Advisory Board member Angie Bell. SOIL recently had the opportunity to speak with the inspirational Angie Bell, founder of PouBèlAyiti and member of SOIL’s special advisory board. In our conversation, we learned about her Cap-Haitien initiative, World Environment Day, and her work promoting awareness about waste management, nurturing the environment, and teaching school children about the importance of keeping Haiti clean.  Every spring for the past seven years, PouBèlAyiti has been spearheading World Environment Day celebrations in Cap-Haïtien. “Our ...

Avi Rekritman: Sipèvizè Ajan Vant EkoLakay

Eksplikasyon Jeneral Rezime: SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) travay an Ayiti pou transfòme dechè an resous depi 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfomasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pou lanati. Sèvis EkoLakay se yon sèvis twalèt inovatif ke SOIL lanse depi 2011 nan Okap. EkoLakay genyen plis pase 1900 kliyan nan zòn 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 Konpòs Lakay, rive teste nan laboratwa avan li anbale epi vann sou mache nasyonal la pou itilize nan domènn ...

SOIL Brings Dignified Sanitation to Kanaval

SOIL team at Cap-Haitien Kanaval  In Haiti, Kanaval is a profoundly significant event that features music, food, and lots of dancing. This vibrant event lasts multiple days with people celebrating freely in the streets with masks, floats, and costumes, that reflect Haiti’s rich and beautiful culture. But, even in the midst of Haiti’s biggest party, SOIL was focusing on sanitation! SOIL was proud to be a part of the festivities by providing essential sanitation services in partnership with local authorities and businesses. Just in time for Kanaval, SOIL rolled out our brand-new mobile toilet container, developed in partnership with the Center ...

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 ...