4 results for tag: social entrepreneurship


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 ...

A Cohort of Social Enterprises Building a Sustainable Future

SOIL is proud to be participating in the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. GSBI works with social entrepreneurs from around the world on their business plan, financial model, and growth plan. We’re honored to join an accomplished cohort of social entrepreneurs in this six-month online course as we work to formalize SOIL's five year strategy plan for growth and financial sustainability. GSBI introduces SOIL and other members of their new women's economic empowerment affinity group for women-led social enterprises in this new article. How did SOIL and our Executive ...

SOIL Featured in New Book on Global Changemakers

Photo: Janae Lloyd In 2006, SOIL was founded in the hopes that, in developing a local solution to the sanitation crisis in Haiti, we could spark a sanitation revolution and create meaningful change on a global scale. Today, we're focused on refining our model and expanding our regenerative urban sanitation service, EkoLakay, across Haiti. How have we done it and what have we learned along the way? In the Business of Change: How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual, a new book by Elisa Birnbaum, shares answers to these questions and tells the tale of SOIL's work, alongside countless other movers and shakers from around the ...

The MOON: The problem is the SOILution, An interview with Sasha Kramer

"Sasha Kramer is a slight, blonde former New Yorker who got a Ph.D. in ecology from Stanford University in 2006, the same year she co-founded SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)—a nonprofit headquartered in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. SOIL’s mission is to “promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources.” In other words, composting human wastes to create the rich, black soil that Haiti desperately needs, while eliminating the pathogens and pollution the country doesn’t need. SOIL doesn’t intend to do this for Haitians, but to support them in undertaking this work—as a ...