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April 2013 Newsletter: Shada Flood

Dear friends, All of our long time supporters are by now familiar with the community of Shada in Cap-Haitien, where SOIL has been working since 2006.  This is the home of the magnificent and charismatic Madame Bwa and the thousands of residents that inspire us with their courage and resilience.  That courage was once again put to the test when spring rains brought massive flooding to the community of Shada earlier this week. Flooding is not new in Shada, as the low-lying neighborhood has always been hit hard during heavy rains, but this year there is something new which has put the community even more at risk.  In an effort to facilitate access ...

Emergency Flood Relief

SOIL kindly asks for your support to provide emergency relief to the community of Shada, Cap-Haitien where spring rains have brought devastating floods. We don't currently have the discretionary funds in our budget to meet the critical needs of this community, and we ask you to please consider making a contribution today to help us purchase aquatabs (to purify drinking water), soap, bleach, emergency food supplies, and plastic boots for residents working on the relief effort. Fundraising Goal: $2,000 Deadline: April 20, 2013 Until we reach the emergency fundraising goal of $2,000, all donations to SOIL will be directed to Shada emergency relief. ...

The Price of Public Sanitation

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times featured the "Portland Loo", a public toilet model used and marketed by the city of Portland, OR. The Portland Loo solves many of the problems associated with urban public toilets in the United States: cleanliness, graffiti, damage, and facility abuse. The LA Times article also touts the toilet's relatively low cost: a $60,000 installation fee, followed by $1,200 monthly for maintenance. To read the entire article, click here. The article serves as a welcome and useful reminder that public sanitation is not and cannot be free. Thankfully, SOIL public toilets do not come with a $60,000 price tag, but our ...