12 results for tag: shada


Stanford University Researchers Overwhelmed by the Demand for Their New Toilet Model

Written by our friends at re.source - a start-up team based out of Stanford University, funded by a Grand Challenges Explorations Phase 1 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The re.source team is partnering with SOIL to help design an improved household EcoSan toilet and a social business model for providing household sanitation in urban slums. Article originally posted on resourcesanitation.com. We’ve been working hard to tweak our toilet design in response to many insights we’ve gotten from our beta-test families in Shada.  After a few more iterations, out comes a new design! While delivering these models a few days back, we ...

SOIL celebrates World Hand Washing Day in Shada

A special post from SOIL Board Member Jessica Lozier On Saturday October 15th, the SOIL team joined hands with the community of Shada to celebrate Universal Hand-Washing Day, a neighborhood where SOIL has worked for years.  Children and adults alike participated in the community celebration which included hand-washing demonstrations, the distribution of important sanitation information, and entertaining skits and songs performed by local community groups.  Of course no Haitian celebration would be complete without music, and the DJ had the crowd dancing and singing along with the performers and presenters.  SOIL’s favorite beneficiaries, ...