146 results for tag: In Haiti


Nurturing Another World

From SOIL's October Newsletter.  To receive an update from our teams in Haiti in your inbox each month, please follow this link to sign up. This past weekend, as many of you have likely heard, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Haiti, displacing families and destroying buildings in the city of Port-de-Paix and the wider region. Though the destruction of the the tremor itself was lesser, this earthquake stirred the deeply traumatic memory of the January 12 earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince just eight years ago; that memory reverberated through the nation, binding us together in shared pain and remembrance. And while we are ...

On Climate Change Adaptation: SOIL Research Updates

As the devastating impacts of climate change continue to mount around us, especially in vulnerable frontline communities like the ones SOIL serves in Haiti, we’re more motivated than ever to grow SOIL’s climate-positive sanitation solution, which transforms a public health crisis facing cities around the world into a restorative solution for the planet. Visit this page to learn about how SOIL's regenerative sanitation service mitigates the impacts of climate change. On Adaptation Scientists and land managers have discovered that compost can help mitigate climate change by enhancing the ability of ecosystems to pull carbon dioxide from the ...

On Climate Change Mitigation: SOIL Research Updates

As the devastating impacts of climate change continue to mount around us, especially in vulnerable frontline communities like the ones SOIL serves in Haiti, we’re more motivated than ever to grow SOIL’s climate-positive sanitation solution, which transforms a public health crisis facing cities around the world into a restorative solution for the planet. Visit this page to learn about how SOIL's regenerative sanitation service helps communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. On Mitigation: During the ecological composting process, the microbial revolution that takes place in the compost bin eliminates harmful pathogens and transforms ...

Designing Data-Driven Sanitation Solutions: An Update on SOIL’s Climate Research

As the devastating impacts of climate change continue to mount around us, especially in vulnerable frontline communities like the ones SOIL serves in Haiti, we’re more motivated than ever to grow SOIL’s climate positive sanitation solution, which transforms a public health crisis facing cities around the world into a restorative solution for the planet. To help contribute to the emerging field of study and ensure that we’re developing data-driven sanitation solutions, SOIL works in close partnership with research institutions to document and test every aspect of our work in Haiti. We believe that through SOIL's ecological sanitation and ...

SOIL Wins UN’s Momentum for Change Climate Award

Photo: Janae Lloyd It's a tremendous honor to share that SOIL has received the United Nations' 2018 Momentum for Change Award, which is given to activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. SEE THE PRESS RELEASE Momentum for Change honors innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. Recognized as a Lighthouse Activity, SOIL’s work is honored for being a practical, scalable and replicable example of a groundbreaking intervention to tackle climate change. For over a decade, SOIL has been developing ...

Leave Nothing to Waste: SOIL’s Wisner Jean Louis on Regeneration

Photo Credit: Lush Spring Prize Last May, we were deeply honored to have received Lush's 2018 Spring Prize in recognition of SOIL's economic, social and environmental regeneration work in Haiti. As one of the representatives of SOIL to attend the award ceremony, SOIL's Human Resources Director Wisner Jean Louis had the opportunity to sit down with Lush and talk all things regeneration, which is now available to watch below. Watch the Interview Read the Full Interview What is your dream for another world? "I think to live better in the world we need to reconnect, with one another and with nature... When you have a problem, I am always ready ...

Restoring Long Term Soil Health in Haiti with Organic Compost

Last summer, we shared results from a research project that was taken on by master’s students at Cranfield University. The students compared the efficiency of SOIL's organic compost, Konpòs Lakay, to commercial grade chemical fertilizers available on the market. This comparison was used two core Haitian crops: tomato plants and moringa trees. When the preliminary results were made available last summer, we were excited to share that the plants that were grown in soil with SOIL's agricultural grade compost had actually out performed their counterparts that were grown using traditional chemical products.  Now that the final results have been ...

CBS Updates: Increasing Financial Flows for Urban Sanitation

The world is not on track to reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on Water and Sanitation (WASH) by the deadline set for 2030, according to a new UN report. Some estimates show that achieving the SDG goals for safely managed water and sanitation is going to require three times the level of financing currently going towards the sector. These investment needs are most critical in rapidly growing urban areas and in countries with high poverty levels and currently low water and sanitation coverage. We are deeply aware of this reality in Haiti, where it is estimated that 66% of urban residents are denied access to improved sanitation facilit...

A Safer Sanitation Solution for Women and Girls

Photo: Rodrigo Ordonez Since 2006, SOIL has worked tirelessly to bring our holistic ecological sanitation solution to life in Haiti. Thanks to the support of our friends and partners, we are demonstrating that it’s possible to provide safe, dignified and affordable sanitation services to resource poor urban communities.  Increased Access, Improved Safety By offering families household toilets, which provide a sense of pride as well as increased safety and security, SOIL is working to combat gender-based violence. One in three women between the ages of 15 and 49 have experienced physical or sexual violence and finding ways to mitigate and ...

One Year and 100,000 Containers Later

Every month SOIL’s program directors document key metrics which allow SOIL to monitor and evaluate progress towards our strategic goals. One of the dozens of performance indicators we keep a close eye on is the number of containers that are collected from EkoLakay toilets and then dumped at one of SOIL’s waste treatment facilities. Tracking containers is a way for SOIL to know how much waste is removed from the urban communities where our sanitation service operates, waste that would otherwise go on to contaminate water and spread disease. It also helps our teams anticipate how much compost we’ll have for sale once the waste has been fully ...