203 results for tag: In Haiti


Nurturing Long-term Collaboration in Cite Soleil

Daniel during a visit to SOIL in northern Haiti last year Long-time SOIL partner and friend Daniel Tillias was recently nominated as a CNN hero in recognition of his transformative work in Haiti. Daniel is the co-founder of SAKALA, a community-building, sports, education and environmental organization in Cité Soleil and his organization has long used both SOIL toilets and compost in their garden! We first met Daniel in 2004 and have been proud to partner in a variety of ways since then, including in the humanitarian response to the devastating 2010 earthquake. Read an interview with Daniel below to learn more about how SAKALA uses ...

Our Doors Stay Open – An Update from Haiti

Read SOIL's November newsletter below. To receive stories like these directly in your inbox each month, click here to sign up for our mailing list. “Despite the circumstances, SOIL’s doors are staying open” shared our sanitation coordinator Algate Joseph. While communities in Haiti continue to navigate a devastating economic and political crisis, another month has passed without significant improvement. The majority of schools in the country have yet to reopen while many service providers, hospitals, and businesses have closed – in some cases, permanently. Fuel, power, and basic goods remain hard to come by and incredibly costly. ...

Video: Sasha Kramer Talks Sustainable Sanitation with IWA

SOIL Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Sasha Kramer recently presented on SOIL's work and alternatives to water-based sewage at the first IWA-IDB Innovation Conference on Sustainable Use of Water 2019 in Ecuador. Watch the video see what Sasha had to say about why it's important to think outside the sewer. Sustainable alternatives to water-based sewage from IWA on Vimeo. Support SOIL SOIL depends on individual donations from people like you to fund our work in Haiti. Please consider supporting SOIL today. Other Recent SOIL Coverage VIDEOS Want to keep watching? Scroll through below to see other videos about SOIL's ...

Understanding Why Families Join SOIL’s Sanitation Service

SOIL provides employment in Haiti’s sanitation sector to more than 70 people, but beyond that, we strive to provide employment and internship opportunities whenever possible. Recently, SOIL hired 15 university students from various academic backgrounds in northern Haiti to assist with a study we are conducting to better understand why people join and remain a part of SOIL’s EkoLakay sanitation service. Background on the Research The 26-day long study took place in Cap-Haitïen alongside our partners at OPEPA, the Haitian Government’s local water and sanitation authority in the northern region, and researchers at the University of Oregon, ...

JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Innovative, award-winning non-profit organization with over twelve years of demonstrated success in Haiti seeks a Development Director who can secure the external financing needed to expand and sustain our sanitation services in urban Haiti. ABOUT SOIL SOIL is an award-winning organization founded in 2006, inspired by the belief that the most pervasive human rights abuse globally is poverty and that the key to unlocking human development potential is ensuring equitable, safe, and dignified access to basic services. SOIL works in Haiti to increase access to sanitation services using a groundbreaking circular-economy model ...

Meet Djimitri, SOIL’s New Operations Director

As SOIL continues to grow, so does our team! SOIL recently created a new position for an Operations Director in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. This new role is critical to our efforts to expand SOIL’s reach and will work with the senior management team in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien to guide SOIL’s performance and growth. Djimitri Celestin was selected for this position, which starts mid-November, and we are delighted to welcome him to the SOIL team. Djimitri has a background in industrial engineering and supply chain management and will be a huge asset to SOIL as we scale up our services in Cap-Haitien. His responsibilities will also include ...

Meet Tidou

Lucny Joasil, better known to everybody as Tidou, has been connected to SOIL for more than a decade. He first met SOIL Co-Founder and Executive Director Sasha Kramer in 2008 when SOIL was looking to hire Haitian Creole-English teachers and translators. That was Tidou’s initial role with SOIL and over the years he has moved into new positions with our team, each time taking on more and more responsibility. Now, he’s the Assistant Composting Supervisor at SOIL’s waste treatment site outside of Cap-Haïtien. Reporting directly to SOIL’s Composting Supervisor Job Etienne, Tidou helps collect data, supervises composting activities, oversees ...

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 ...