A project of SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC INTEGRATED LIVELIHOODS
Give to SOIL this holiday season and help your favorite grassroots organization continue to provide unparalleled EcoSan services in Haiti
SOIL promotes integrated approaches to the problems of poverty, poor public health, agricultural productivity, and environmental destruction. We attempt to nurture collective creativity through developing collaborative relationships between community organizations in Haiti and academics and activists internationally. Empowering communities, building the soil, nourishing the grassroots.
Since building Haiti’s first ecological sanitation (EcoSan) toilet in 2006 and Haiti’s first urban waste treatment facility in 2009, SOIL, a small US-based grassroots organization, has gone on to become one of the largest sanitation providers in Haiti. SOIL’s clean and popularly-received EcoSan toilets and waste treatment facilities around the country are providing sanitation access for thousands of people and producing, on a weekly basis, more than 4,000 gallons of rich, organic compost critical for agriculture and reforestation. SOIL’s strong partnerships with the non-profit, business and government sectors mean that programs are designed with community input and collaboration.
SOIL currently provides emergency sanitation services to thousands of people in IDP camps in Port-au-Prince. Through the process of ecological sanitation, human wastes are collected in specially designed toilets and converted into rich agricultural compost.
In the coming year, SOIL plans to continue providing emergency sanitation services in camps, while transitioning to household solutions for people throughout Haiti. Through the design and installation of an innovative new household toilet and dissemination of lessons learned through educational activities, SOIL is working to set a new standard for responsible sanitation services. Increased sanitation in Haiti means healthier, stronger communities and dignity for already vulnerable populations.
Your support provides for the continued maintenance and care of the existing composting toilets serving thousands of displaced people in Haiti, as well as ecological sanitation training for Haitian individuals, who will help integrate this technology into more permanent living arrangements.