3 results for tag: Sustainable Development Goals


Let’s Talk About Inclusive Sanitation!

Photo credit Vic Hinterlang At SOIL we’re growing a sanitation service in urban Haiti that is setting a global example for how to affordably and sustainably provide safely managed sanitation in rapidly growing urban communities. In Haiti, over 70% of the population lacks access to improved sanitation and only 1% of all waste is safely treated. This phenomenon is not exclusive to Haiti however, as over 4.5 billion people across the globe lack access to improved sanitation facilities. While SOIL’s contribution to mitigating this problem sometimes feels like a drop in the ocean in the context of this staggering data, the fact still remains that ...

SOIL featured as one of UN-Habitat’s Urban Best Practices

Photo credit Vic Hinterlang  SOIL is committed to providing a sanitation solution that addresses the critical need for access to in-home toilets and safely managed waste treatment in densely populated urban areas. SOIL’s regenerative sanitation solution seeks to not only offer better sanitation options for vulnerable urban communities, but also to help build resilient systems that protect Haiti’s vulnerable ecosystem and bolster food production using a full cycle approach to sanitation.  It is the goal of SOIL to design a sustainable container-based sanitation model that can be replicated globally and we are always eager to participate in ...

How SOIL’s Toilets are Tackling the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Photo: Bernard Cherelus At SOIL we believe that having access to a toilet is a basic human right. Having access to a toilet provides a feeling of dignity. Household toilets increase safety for women and girls and they are critical for preventing waterborne diseases. Because of lack of access to toilets, clean water, and hygiene services, diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day around the world—more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Sadly, it is estimated that only 34% of urban Haitians have access to improved sanitation facilities and less than 1% of human waste in Haiti is safely treated. This sanitation crisis is mirrored on a global ...