177 results for tag: In Haiti


Discussing Future Growth with Local Stakeholders

Last month SOIL’s Port-au-Prince team hosted a meeting alongside community members and Haiti’s Ministry of Environment (MDE) to discuss SOIL’s composting waste treatment site and plans for future growth. It was a part of a broader Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that the MDE leads and was a great opportunity for SOIL to continue to deepen relationships both with government partners and our neighbors and communities just outside of Haiti’s capital city. We opened the session by explaining SOIL’s complete waste treatment process, including the dumping of containers, the washing and disinfecting of containers, full treatment of the ...

3 Takeaways from a Study on SOIL’s Circular Solution

As we work to expand access to sanitation in Haiti, SOIL is helping to revolutionize the global approach to sanitation by transparently sharing lessons learned from our work in Haiti through peer-reviewed publications and an active engagement in sector dialogues. A journal, Sustainability, features a fascinating new study on SOIL’s circular economy model for container-based sanitation (CBS) services in under-resourced urban communities. Thanks to the hard work of Berta Moya, Ruben Sakrabani and Alison Parker, who studied both enabling and barrier factors to CBS solutions for safe treatment and transformation of human waste, we’re excited to ...

Behind the Scenes at SOIL: Four Operational Updates

Following a collaboration with a process redesign consultant, SOIL’s EkoLakay team in northern Haiti has been hard at work on operational improvements to build strong foundations for growth in Cap-Haitïen. Our primary objective is for SOIL to ensure we have the systems in place to work as effectively and efficiently as possible through the process of rapid growth in the years to come. After completing a broader organization-wide assessment, SOIL’s operational team has been hard at work on a few specific projects to refine procedures and increase efficiency. A few examples of what we’ve undertaken and a update on progress we’ve make ...

JOB OPENING: Waste Treatment Advisor

SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) is working in Haiti to transform waste into useful resources since 2006. Our mission is to support dignity, health and sustainable social work in transforming waste into significant resources for the nature. SOIL is seeking advisory support for our composting program to provide strategic guidance and promote ongoing research collaborations. The advisor will play the role of providing key support to the Composting Managers and acting as a liaison between external researchers and the SOIL operational team to push forward innovations and improve operational efficiency. We are looking for someone ...

A Fuel Crisis in Haiti

Read SOIL's September newsletter below. To receive stories like these directly in your inbox each month, click here to sign up to our mailing list. It’s the start of a new school year in Haiti and this time of year is normally marked with possibility and hope for what’s to come. Unfortunately, this September has been a somber one as the impacts of Haiti's ongoing economic crisis are coming to a head once again. The double-digit inflation rates continued through the summer and the cost of tuition, food, and fuel has risen remarkably. But it’s not just the cost of fuel that’s the issue. In large part due to the country’s inability ...

Job Opening: Development Director

SOIL's beloved Development Director who has been instrumental in SOIL's success for over a decade, Leah Nevada Jean, is moving on from SOIL at the end of the year and SOIL is looking for a new addition to our team. Location: Remote based. Washington, DC or Portland, Oregon preferred but not required. Up to 25% travel including extended stays in Haiti possible. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019 Start Date: September 25, 2019 About SOIL: SOIL is a non-profit research and development organization working in Haiti to affordably and effectively increase access to full-cycle urban sanitation services. For a small monthly fee, SOIL ...

Building for Growth: New Compost Bins in Northern Haiti

Over the last year, SOIL has captured and safely treated 450 metric tons of waste that could have otherwise gone on to contaminate aquatic ecosystems and groundwater sources. The over 92 metric tons of compost produced during this time has instead been returned to the soil to restore ecosystems and improve agricultural livelihoods in northern Haiti. As SOIL works towards an ambitious expansion of the reach our household full-cycle sanitation service in the coming years, expanding infrastructure at SOIL's composting treatment facilities helps us develop the capacity we need for this growth. And that's just what we have been up to! A New Composting ...

15 of the Most Impactful Global Climate Projects

In 2018, SOIL's efforts in Haiti were recognized as a powerful and replicable solution to the global climate crisis by the UN's Momentum for Change. SOIL is now featured in their newly released interactive report spotlighting what they call 15 of the most "impactful and innovative" climate solutions around the world. If you're in need of inspiration, we invite you to explore the beautiful new resource here. To learn more about the ways in which SOIL's regenerative urban sanitation solutions help frontline communities like the ones we serve in Haiti mitigate and adapt to climate change, visit this page. To see other awards and recognition that our ...

JOB OPENING: Communications & Development Associate

SOIL is currently seeking a Communications and Development Associate to assist with communicating project activities and outcomes to our network of donor and grant funders, and with researching and securing additional funding opportunities. As a nimble, fast-paced organization, SOIL is looking for a hard-working candidate that’s enthusiastic, creative, flexible, and committed to the mission of our organization and its success. Location: Remote based. Portland or Washington D.C. preferred but not required. Up to 25% travel including extended stays in Haiti possible. Application Deadline: August 16, 2019 About SOIL: SOIL is a ...

A record setting summer

Summer is in full swing and for SOIL it has been a season brimming with activity. Not even the intensity of Haiti’s summer heat has been able to slow down the efforts of our tenacious crew!SOIL’s EkoLakay team in northern Haiti has just wrapped up two back-to-back months with record-setting toilet installations, bringing more than 140 new families onto the service across Cap-Haïtien. At the same time, our SOIL truck has been zipping back and forth between the airport and SOIL’s office with increasing regularity as the R&D branch of SOIL heads into a busy month of visitors. Many of SOIL’s research partners are making their way from ...