3 results for tag: mobile toilets


EkoMobil: How SOIL Subsidizes Household Sanitation with a Port-a-Potty Business

Photo: Vic Hinterlang By Shannon Smith and Leah Page Jean Should EkoMobil scale up? This question is one that we’ve been asking ourselves at SOIL for several years. At the end of our last fiscal year, SOIL had strategized to release EkoMobil into the market in the hopes that it would flourish as an independently operated social business in Haiti. But it becomes increasingly apparent that this young program actually brings in more revenue than EkoLakay with minimal marketing on SOIL’s part, so we thought it best to reconsider our next steps. What is EkoMobil? EkoMobil is SOIL’s affordable, high-quality, and ecologically beneficial ...

Toilet Design Update – EkoMobil!

Construction has been booming in northern Haiti along the corridor between Cap-Haitien and Ouanaminthe where the SOIL Cap-Haitien office and waste treatment site are located. The construction sites are managed by a combination of domestic and foreign companies and non-governmental organizations, and they are providing jobs to hundreds of Haitians. All of these people have to poop somewhere! SOIL is perfectly positioned, both geographically and strategically, to meet the demand for the short-term sanitation access required at these construction sites. SOIL's EkoMobil rental sanitation service is ecological, economical, and experienced in providing ...

Fèt Champèt

Summer in Haiti is dominated by the “Fèt Champèt,” an annual town festival centered around a patron saint. The Fèt Champèt for each town means a celebration for their patron saint with multiple days of music, dancing, games, great food and bustling markets, accompanied often by vodou festivities on the perimeters. Since this occurs during summer vacation, thousands of Haitians are able to attend the Fèt Champèts each year. This year, SOIL is celebrating Fèt Champèts by unveiling our new mobile toilets. These converted Port-o-Potties use ecological sanitation (EcoSan) technology and provide festival-goers with a safe and hygienic place to ...