3 results for tag: Sanitation Crisis


Juneau Empire: How Human Waste Can Be Transformed into Resources

Gavin McNicol, Junior Jules Francois and Denis Darline are photographed at SOIL Haiti’s composting site near Cap-Haïtien (Tucker Cahill Chambers) Around two million people, mostly women and children, die each year from diarrhea caused by preventable waterborne diseases. The majority of people lacking access to improved sanitation necessary to prevent these deaths live in rapidly growing informal settlements in the developing world, like the neighborhoods SOIL serves in Haiti. But disparities exist everywhere, including in rural Alaska where 18% of people don't have access to safe sanitation and traditional sewer systems, which exist throughout ...

The Guardian: Life without Toilets

Photo: Andrea Bruce, NOOR Images Last year, award winning professional photographer Andrea Bruce came to visit SOIL in Northern Haiti to document our work to expand access to lifesaving sanitation in urban communities. Since then, she has traveled the world to shed light on the global sanitation crisis and the resulting photo essay, which was commissioned by National Geographic, has gone on to win first prize in the Pictures of the Year award. See the Photos Don't miss the Guardian's piece on the series, including a shout-out to SOIL's transformative sanitation solution. Are you interested in seeing more of Andrea's photos of SOIL? Visit this page ...

National Geographic: Nearly a Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors. Here’s Why.

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine explores how open air defecation practices are becoming increasingly hazardous to public health in our rapidly urbanizing world. Traditional sanitation solutions are often infeasible and cost-prohibitive, though sustainable alternatives - such as EkoLakay's composting toilet that SOIL is pioneering in Haiti - are responding to the crisis. From National Geographic: "In [Cap-Haïtien] a worker from Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), a nonprofit organization, delivers a new bucket and takes away one that’s full of waste from a family’s composting toilet. He’ll deliver the solid ...