2 results for tag: entrepreneur


Learning how to serve

This October, the Cap-Haitien SOIL staff participated in a three-day business training course hosted by Partners Worldwide. Two days of the training were dedicated to enhancing our management staff’s knowledge of basic business principles, such as calculating the price per unit of sale, negotiating price points, and reaching profitability. The last day was a customer service and marketing training for all of our service staff, which includes anyone who comes into contact with clients, from the receptionist to the office management to the bucket collection team. Brunel Louis, the business trainer, was a huge hit. Not only is he knowledgeable and ...

The MOON: The problem is the SOILution, An interview with Sasha Kramer

"Sasha Kramer is a slight, blonde former New Yorker who got a Ph.D. in ecology from Stanford University in 2006, the same year she co-founded SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)—a nonprofit headquartered in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. SOIL’s mission is to “promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources.” In other words, composting human wastes to create the rich, black soil that Haiti desperately needs, while eliminating the pathogens and pollution the country doesn’t need. SOIL doesn’t intend to do this for Haitians, but to support them in undertaking this work—as a ...