Lifesaving Sanitation Access
“The average global economic return on sanitation spending is $5.5 per US dollar invested.”
If you’re one of the 3.3 million people living in urban Haiti who does not have a toilet, you have very few options available to you. Haitian cities, like many rapidly growing urban areas globally, have no sewer system. Pit latrines are expensive to construct and susceptible to flooding. Flush toilets are even more expensive in that they require a steady supply of running water and a costly septic tank. Also, neither of these options includes waste treatment. Given this context, it’s not a surprise that Haiti is battling one of the largest cholera epidemics in recent global history.
SOIL’s EkoLakay social business provides cost-effective household sanitation services in some of the most impoverished urban communities in Haiti. With EkoLakay, SOIL seeks to prove a scalable model for urban sanitation provision that can be replicated globally.
SOIL provides free, public sanitation services to more than two thousand people in one Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s most impoverished urban communities. SOIL’s free public toilets create jobs and fight the spread of water-borne disease.