13 results for tag: Port-au-Prince


Meet Beverly, SOIL’s Port-au-Prince EkoLakay Director

You may remember Beverly from her interview with RFI earlier this spring where she talked with other public health experts about the vital importance of safely managing waste in Haiti. Beverly joined SOIL’s team in January 2018 as an EkoLakay Coordinator and her contributions to our work in Port-au-Prince have already been extensive. With a background in social entrepreneurship and management, she’s now managing SOIL’s sanitation service in Haiti’s capital city with wisdom and dedication as our new EkoLakay Director. Read an interview with Beverly Pierre below to learn more about her vision for the future of Haiti and what she wants you to ...

Fòmasyon Sanitasyon EkoLojik: 12 Me 2016

Detanzantan, SOIL oganize atelye pou pataje eksperyans ak konesans nou genyen ak teknoloji Sanitasyon Ekolojik (EkoSan) an Ayiti Fomasyon sa genyen ladan yon rezime de pwogram nou yo, pa egzamp: teknoloji ke nou sevi, leson nou te aprann nan devlopman tekonoloji sa yo, e pwopozisyon nou genyen pou amelyore koman teknoloji sa yo ka aplike pi byen. Enfòmasyon Atelye Dat: Jedi, 12 Me 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Delmas 31, Pòtopwens Lang: Kreyol Ajanda 8h00 – 8h30: Anrejistreman tout patisipan yo 8h30 – 9h50: Mo Byenvini, Tour de Tab, Entwodiksyon EkoSan e SOIL 9h50 – 10h20: Poz Kafe, Ti Manje 10h20 - 12h30: Twalet EkoSan ...

Theo Talks Episode 9: Loading Bunnies and Bobcats

Lots of adventures in EcoSan this week with your favorite SOIL Regional Director Theo Huitema. Theo was on the move, traveling from Cap-Haitien to Port-au-Prince so that he could pick up a newly acquired Bobcat skid-steer loader for the SOIL Farm in Limonade. The first video is a hilarious chronicle of the team's efforts to load the Bobcat (or, as Theo calls it "the Bobbycat") into the back of the Cap-Haitien baskil (truck). In the spirit of fair trades, Theo brought a wonderful surprise for the SOIL Port-au-Prince office in exchange for the Bobcat: another rabbit! In classic SOIL fashion, Theo loaded the bunny into a household toilet for the long ...

EcoSan Training at SOIL's Composting Site in Trutier

At SOIL, we value education and information sharing because one of our ultimate goals is to assist in spreading EcoSan technology throughout Haiti. We dream of seeing a toilet in every home, and EcoSan for all. Yesterday at our site in Trutier, we were happy to share some of our experiences in EcoSan with a group of 22 people living in Croix-des-Bouquets (just north of Port-au-Prince). The group, made up primarily of farmers, came out for the training session to learn about the differences between SOIL's centralized composting methods, based on a drum based waste collection system, and more permanent double vault toilets. Each of the 22 participa...

SOIL Publishes its first Annual Report!

Today we are thrilled to present SOIL's first Annual Report! For the SOIL team, this project represented a great opportunity to demonstrate to all of our friends just how dedicated to our programming we are. Over 95% of our funds go directly to our impactful projects that are designed to bring long-term, sustainable benefits to the people we work with in Haiti. So much so that we've never even set enough aside to prepare an annual report! But now, thanks to the hard work of our incredible new friend Meagan Choi, a volunteer graphic designer, we have finally been able to invest the time in putting together this stunning report. It is our great ...

New Clear Vision: "Hope and Remembrance"

Re-Posted from www.oursoil.org to New Clear Vision on January 22, 2013 Dear Friends, I am writing this letter at 3:53 pm on January 12, 2013. Three years ago today, Port au Prince was bustling with activity as people spilled into the streets from work and school. Mothers returned home after a long day of working under the hot sun, fathers greeted their children with tired eyes, neighbors shared warm handshakes and laughed away the day’s challenges. One hour later the city collapsed and over 300,000 of these mothers, fathers, children and neighbors were lost in an instant. Last night at the stroke of midnight the hills around our house in Port ...

AOL News: Sanitation Efforts Target Sea of Sewage in Haiti

By Emily Troutman, AOL News, August 24, 2010 Amy Ross navigates the filthy, feces-strewn backstreets here in flip-flops and a miniskirt, bobbing along quite happily, giving the distinct impression that she's either been in this city too long or not long enough. Ross is a program manager for Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods, or SOIL, a Haiti-based organization that specializes in toilets, or what the humanitarian community euphemistically refers to as "sanitation." Ross' good humor makes her an ideal candidate for this job, in which she is routinely talking about, or surrounded by ... waste. On this day, Ross is on her way to a ...

Haiti 6 Months Later: Frozen in Time

Six months later and sometimes it feels like we will be stuck in January 2010 forever. It as if we are frozen in time, looking out on the hillsides covered with tents.  Every once in a while we will notice a change, like the empty space where the church used to be on Delmas 53.  For years I would stay in the hotel across the street and be awakened by singing from that church. In January, when I returned to the hotel, the church was a mound of cement and twisted iron with a cross that dangled precariously into the street. Now there is just a hole, an empty space that still echoes with the voices of the choir. Sometimes we notice the ever growing ...

Update to Our Supporters

Dear friends, Tomorrow marks 6 months since the devastating earthquake. I wanted to take this evening to reflect on the past 6 months and to share with you some of our activities and challenges. It has been months since my last letter and I apologize for the lack of communication.  Since my last update in March our team has been working 50-60 hours per week on sanitation projects in both Port au Prince and Cap Haitien and it has been hard to find space for reflection and communication. It is late Sunday night and the moon is shining down on the capital, reflecting on the storm washed streets and plastic tarps as the city sleeps, reminding me of how ...

SOIL in Port-au-Prince

Following the earthquake, SOIL has extended operations to Port-au-Prince and begun a new project with OXFAM GB to pilot ecological sanitation in emergency settings. This project will accomplish the construction and installation of 150 toilets in small IDP (internally displaced persons) camps throughout the city, the establishment of a compost facility in Port-au-Prince, and the training of 100 masons to build urine diversion (UD) toilets. We have been hard at work setting up operations in PAP and have been so proud of the reactions, adoption, and results thus far! •    As of June 15, 2010, we have installed 44 urine diversion toilets and 16 ...