TeleSur: Organization Improves Sanitation in Haiti With Toilets

We’re excited to share that TeleSur English featured SOIL’s EkoLakay household composting toilet service as a uniquely viable solution to the sanitation crisis in Haiti. The article features excerpts from a recent NPR-KGOU interview with our Deputy Director, Nick Preneta. Read on!

From TeleSur English:

“SOIL provides a household toilet service called EkoLakay. Customers rent a locally-made eco-friendly composting toilet in their home for approximately US$3-4 per month. The organization [collects] the full buckets and transports the waste to its compost sites, where the waste is transformed into nutrient-rich compost. “We have a member of our team that comes by each house to collect the filled containers, which are sealed, and then gives them a clean one with that cover material,’” Preneta said. Over 75 percent of Haiti’s population lacks access to safe sanitation. SOIL’s service is uniquely adapted to places where latrines and septic tanks are not viable, Prenata said.”

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2 Replies to "TeleSur: Organization Improves Sanitation in Haiti With Toilets"

  • John Gooch
    July 14, 2017 (7:52 pm)
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    Here in the County of Oxfordshire in England, the local council collects a brown bin with prunnings from the garden and waste food from the kitchen mixed together. One day I hope it will collect human poop as does SOIL. But how do make it so? loweruvsky@gmail.com

    • SOIL
      August 3, 2017 (3:21 pm)
      Reply

      Hi John, That’s great to hear that you’re able to compost food and yard waste in your town. SOIL has some great resources on EcoSan (ecological sanitation) technology available on our website here: https://www.oursoil.org/resources/. If you’re interested in learning from what we do, visit this page to request a copy of The SOIL Guide to EcoSan.


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