What We Do
SOIL primarily focuses on promoting the use of ecological sanitation (EcoSan), a process by which human wastes are converted into valuable compost. EcoSan simultaneously tackles some of Haiti’s toughest challenges by providing sanitation to people who would otherwise have no access to a toilet and producing an endless supply of rich, organic compost critical for agriculture and reforestation. Working with communities to design and test ecologically and socially beneficial solutions, SOIL implements low-cost technologies that are simple, easy to replicate, require minimal water, and provide safe and dignified access to sanitation.
SOIL is working to transform conditions in Haiti with both short-term projects that address critical needs and a long-term strategy to expand sanitation access through social business models.
Since building the first waste treatment facility in Haiti in 2009, SOIL has gone on to become one of the largest waste treatment operations in the country, treating over a quarter of a million gallons of waste each year.
SOIL produces over 100,000 gallons of Konpòs Lakay, SOIL’s EcoSan compost, each year. This compost is used to rebuild the productive potential of Haiti’s soils.
Education and Outreach
SOIL is committed to sharing our knowledge, because we know that when more people are empowered through education, we can accelerate change.