14 results for tag: Haiti


Providing Dignified Sanitation Using Mobile Tech

As we continue to grow and expand our services in Haiti, we recognize the need to keep improving our operational efficiency. The SOIL team is continuously researching and testing new ways to provide better and more efficient sanitation solutions. Covid-19 created unprecedented challenges to organizations like ours, that rely on community field agents to provide goods and services to vulnerable populations in emerging markets. Thanks to the TaroWorks mobile field service app, we’ve been able to provide uninterrupted sanitation services to the communities we serve in Haiti during these uncertain times. SOIL began using TaroWork’s digital tools in ...

Debunking Urban Sanitation Myths

Around the globe, an estimated 4.5 billion people lack access to safely managed sanitation (UNICEF, 2018); meaning human waste goes untreated with the potential to contaminate precious water resources and the environment.  The magnitude of the sanitation crisis is extreme and exposure to untreated and poorly managed waste can have a devastating impact on public health and the environment.  In Haiti, a country where just 1% of all waste is safely treated, the lack of access to safely managed sanitation means far too many people die of preventable waterborne disease. Every day SOIL works to address the urgent necessity of dignified and reliable ...

Bòn Fèt Endependans!

 photo courtesy of Melinda Miles  On this day 217 years ago, Haiti became a free nation after years of fighting against colonial oppression. The fire that ignited this revolutionary defiance against injustice still burns today. Every January 1st we celebrate Haitian Independence Day to honor the symbolic and hard-fought independence of the nation of Haiti; it’s beauty, rich culture, and the strength and perseverance of its people. As we reflect on the bravery and courage of Haiti’s revolutionary heroes, we are even more motivated to build a resilient future in Haiti that they would be proud of. For over a decade, SOIL has been designing and ...

SEE Change Magazine talks with SOIL on how COVID-19 is Impacting the Most Vulnerable

photo credit: Vic Hinterlang “Imagine if a public toilet was your only sanitation option. In the best of times it’s a scary and unpleasant choice. Now imagine being asked to stay home when you don’t have a toilet in-house.” Journalist and Co-Founder of SEE Change Magazine, Elisa Birnbaum, spent some time last month speaking with SOIL’s own Sasha Kramer about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the vulnerable communities in Haiti that SOIL works alongside to provide household sanitation services. The article takes a look at how SOIL and other organizations have had to adjust to the recent challenges caused by the pandemic, as ...

Earth Week: Your Gift Goes Further

  This week, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our friends at Global Giving are matching donations to SOIL up to $500 by 50%! As SOIL works in the face of mounting challenges to nurture health, safety, and equitable access to critical services in some of Haiti’s most vulnerable communities, we invite you to join us in solidarity by making a gift of any size today. Click here to learn more and to give a gift that goes further.   Learn more about how SOIL is responding to COVID-19 to protect our colleagues, customers, and communities while ensuring that we continue to provide lifesaving sanitation services to the families ...

Nou la, We are Here

SOIL sanitation service collection in the Fort St. Michel neighborhood of Cap-Haitien, Haiti - February 2020. Credit: Etant Dupain. Pou jwenn enfòmasyon konsènan sou COVID-19, swiv lyen sa a. Read SOIL's April newsletter below. To receive stories like these directly in your inbox each month, click here to sign up for our mailing list.  Dear Friends, Earlier this week, SOIL’s Human Resources Director Wisner Jean Louis shared, “People continue to use toilets, so we will continue to be here.” This sentiment captures the heart of SOIL’s work during the ongoing pandemic. Today, when staying home is the best way to save lives, the ...

Meet Nazulia and Georgette

At SOIL, we strive to keep women’s voices at the forefront of our work. Historically, SOIL’s leadership has skewed heavily female, and we continue to work hard to ensure that women are represented throughout our entire organization, too. We want to introduce you to two of the women who work hard every day to help keep SOIL’s composting waste treatment operations running smoothly in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. Nazulia and Georgette both feel strongly that there isn’t a job in the world that a woman couldn’t do. So long as someone is able to work, they believe gender should not be a professional barrier. We agree, and are committed to working ...

Enfòmasyon sou COVID-19

Yon nouvo viris yo rele COVID-19 (Nouvo Kowonaviris) lan se yon viris respiratwa yo te detekte pou premye fwa nan vil Wuhan, Pwovens Hubei, peyi Lachin. Nouvo viris sa a te pwovoke enfeksyon konfime plizyè milye moun nan tout mond nan. Nan denye jou sa yo, viris la rive simaye sou tout latè. Sa vle di, se yon viris ki sikilè de moun an moun, de vil an vil, e de peyi an peyi. Kijan kowonaviris la simaye? Kowonaviris yo se viris respiratwa epi li simaye anjeneral atravè sekresyon respiratwa (tankou ti gout lè moun touse epi estène) yon moun ki enfekte ki antre an kontak ak yon lòt moun. Lasyans poko gen tout enfòmasyon osijè fason nouvo ...

How SOIL is Responding to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact people around the world, we wanted to reach out to our community and share an update from SOIL’s operations on the ground in Haiti. Though there has yet to be a confirmed case of the virus in Haiti, our neighbors in the Dominican Republic have begun to report cases with an alarming frequency. While we are closely monitoring the situation in-country, SOIL’s team is working around the clock to prepare a robust organizational response to protect our colleagues, customers, and communities.   As we focus SOIL’s efforts on increasing resilience through the most critical elements of our work, safety is our ...

Avi rekritman

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 epi yon lot 100 kliyan nan Potoprens 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 ...