10 results for tag: SOIL Letters


Letters to SOIL: "There is No Doubt in Our Minds"

SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti. Impact. If you spend much time reading about non-profits or NGOs these days, you're sure to come across that word pretty often. And for good reason - it's important to know that the causes you support are, indeed, making a difference. At SOIL, we know we're operating against incredible odds: there are only 67 of us, but millions of Haitians who have neither access to safe sanitation nor enough food to eat. So we strive to make an impact not only through the work of our amazing employees, but ...

SOIL Letters: Student Engineers for Sustainable Solutions

[box type="shadow"]SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti.[/box] Spring break of my junior year came faster than expected, luckily for me the trip that would soon change my life was upon me. The plan was to travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a group of my classmates who are associated with Engineers Without Borders... -Munjed, one of five college students who recently visited SOIL with Student Engineers for Sustainable Solutions Read more from Munjed and his fellow students below! [Note: mousing over the box will pause it, as well as illuminate ...

Letters to SOIL: EcoSan Around the Globe

[box type="shadow"]SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti.[/box] Here at SOIL, we are committed to sharing our knowledge and resources, because we know that when more people are empowered through education, we can accelerate change and achieve our vision of safe, dignified, sustainable sanitation that is accessible to all Haitians - and all those living in impoverished communities around the world. The SOIL Guide to Ecological Sanitation was created in response to countless requests from individuals and organizations interested in starting ...

Letters to SOIL: Mr. Cone's Global Issues Class

[box type="shadow"]SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti.[/box]   Earlier this month, we were privileged to host Matt Cone, a teacher from Carrboro High School in North Carolina, and a small group of his students. They were in Haiti to present at the Haitian Studies Association annual conference and stopped by SOIL to pay us a visit. Following their return to the States, Mr. Cone's entire Global Issues class participated in a video conference call with Sasha Kramer, SOIL Executive Director, to complement their study of Haiti and post-ear...

SOIL Letters: "Great Changes Can Be Made."

[box type="shadow"]SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti.[/box]   October 21, 2013 I came across your organization today by an endorsement on LinkedIn by a group called the “Dalai Lama Fellows." I watched a video about the SOIL foundation on Fora.tv  by Dr Sasha Kramer. I was very impressed by the work your foundation is involved in and wanted to wish Dr Kramer and your organization the very best of wishes for the future. I really love projects like this that use innovation to bring about much needed changes in places like Haiti. Where ...

SOIL Letters: You Showed Me How to Plant and How to Protect the Environment

[box type="shadow"]SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti.[/box] SOIL Thank you to the SOIL team because you taught me a lot. You showed me how to plant and how to protect the environment. You showed me how to prepare compost for vegetables. You spoke with me about a word that I didn't know: about global sanitation and about ecological sanitation. And we visited some places together: 1. Cite Soleil - the site where SOIL makes compost. 2. Pernier - to the beautiful SOIL gardens. We give a huge round of applause to the SOIL team and we thank ...

SOIL Letters: Thank You So Much to SOIL, to All of The Volunteers, and to Everyone Working to Make Haiti a Better Place

[box type="shadow"]SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti.[/box] March 27, 2013 To whom it may concern: I first want to start this letter by saying thank you. Thank you so much to SOIL, to all of the volunteers, and to everyone working to make Haiti a better place for people to live. Thank you for all the work that you do to save lives and promote a green, healthy life style in a country where most of the hope has been lost. Thank you for inspiring me to do more and think big! I am passionate about protecting the environment, but sometimes it's ...

SOIL Letters: In Honor of My Daughter

[box type="shadow"]SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti.[/box] March 5th, 2013 Dear Sasha Kramer's Mom-- I've been wanting to support SOIL for a long time. I didn't want to use the online process because I think it takes a chunk out of the donation - so SOIL emailed me to say the best way is to send donatoins to Sasha's mom. :-) I don't need any confirmation letter or email. I just want to honor my daughter, born February 27th by giving to SOIL to help make the lives better, safer, cleaner and more dignified for Haitians. I plan to give ...

SOIL Letters: From Shada to SOIL's Supporters

[box type="shadow"]SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti.[/box] Dear Friends, Many of you who have supported us through the years are familiar with the community of Shada. Some of you may have even been lucky enough to visit and meet some of our amazing friends and colleagues there who are working tirelessly to create change in their community. Shada is home to over 1,200 families, covering about 2.5 square kilometers of land along the river that passes through Cap Haitien. Sanitation coverage is almost non-existent and the community is subject ...

SOIL Letters: The Cycle of Nutrients

SOIL Letters is a blog series featuring some of the beautiful letters we've received over the years in support of the work we're doing in Haiti. 10 September 2011 Dear Sasha: Thank you so much for your work in Haiti. We were glad to see the collaboration with Oxfam, but we received your letter in June about having to withdraw some support from the camps. When I first learned of you and your organization, I was thrilled to see the connections between compost and fertility and sanitation in a place that needs it desperately. The cycle seems so simple, so reasonable. Not doing it is what's puzzling. We have worked a little bit with the IRC ...