6 results for tag: New York Times


New York Times: Growing Interest in SOIL’s Sanitation Solution

Photo: Andrea Bruce, Noor "With water shortages around the world, there’s growing interest in [SOIL's] approach," writes Nicholas Kristof today's column for the New York Times. Writing from the World Economic Forum's Conference in Davos, he explains that social entrepreneurs like SOIL offer an "inspiring window into what can be accomplished" in our world. Read the article in The New York Times "Sasha Kramer works in Haiti to address two fundamental problems: a lack of toilets and declining soil fertility. Her organization, SOIL, charges customers a few dollars a month to provide and service composting toilets that turn human waste into safe ...

New York Times: A Tool Kit for the Donor Eager to Grasp All the Risks of Donation

SOIL is proud to partner with the Open Road Alliance and was recently very pleased to participate in an interview with the New York Times about Open Road's work to develop and share a "toolkit" for donors to encourage a healthy dialogue between funders and nonprofits about the realistic risks and potential roadblocks associated with projects and initiatives. "Despite the likelihood of problems, leaders of nonprofit organizations rarely lay out the risks of their projects, lest any hint of failure scare away funders. On the flip side, donors often fail to dig deeply enough to discuss the obstacles a project may  encounter. Among donors, 76 ...

The New York Times: The Miracle Toilet [Video by Nicholas D. Kristof]

By Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times, December 1, 2010 Nicholas D. Kristof reports from Haiti about toilets that aim to address the sanitation problems that lead to cholera, while also providing fertilizer to help farmers.

The New York Times: Haiti, Nearly A Year Later by Nicholas D. Kristof,

By Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times, December 1, 2010 An emergency cholera hospital is the grimmest kind of medical center, and it’s a symbol of the succession of horrors that have battered Haiti over the last year. Here in Haiti’s central plateau, I visited a cholera treatment center run by an excellent aid group, Partners in Health, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Nobody goes in or out without being thoroughly disinfected; to try to control the epidemic, bodies are buried rather than released to families. In one tent, 40 seriously ill patients were lying next to each other on cholera beds — boards with holes in ...

The New York Times: A Most Meaningful Gift Idea by Nicholas D. Kristof

By Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times December 23, 2009 Are the kids demanding the latest murder-and-mayhem video game? Do your loved ones have all the neckties/bottles of perfume/sweaters that can be used in a lifetime? Tired of celebrating spiritual holidays with crass commercialism? If so, then perhaps it’s time to try a different kind of gift. After all, nothing says “happy holidays” like donating in Aunt Tilda’s name to build a composting toilet in Haiti or to deworm kids in Kenya. And a deworming pill will never be regifted! This time of year I’m always barraged with inquiries about well-run charitable groups doing effect...

The New York Times: A Boy Living in a Car by Nicholas D. Kristof

By Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times, March 28, 2009 As America’s unemployment rate rises, those paying the severest price aren’t necessarily in Detroit or Miami. One of the newest street children here in this northern Haitian city is a 10-year-old boy whose father was working in Florida but lost his job and can no longer send money home. As a result, the family here was evicted, the mother and children went separate ways to improve their odds of finding shelter, and the boy found refuge in an abandoned wreck of a car. The boy is one of 46 million people in the developing world — more than double the New York State population — who will be ...