Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is a 501(c)3 US-based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting soil resources, empowering communities and transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. SOIL promotes integrated approaches to the problems of poverty, poor public health, agricultural productivity, and environmental destruction. SOIL has been working in some of the poorest areas in Haiti since 2006 to facilitate the community-identified priority of ecological sanitation (EcoSan), where human wastes are converted into valuable fertilizer. EcoSan simultaneously tackles some of Haiti’s toughest challenges – providing improved sanitation to millions of people who would otherwise have no access to a toilet and producing thousands of gallons of fertilizer a week which is critical for agriculture and reforestation.
SOIL Research Projects
The Haitian sanitation provider SOIL provides public, shared, and private household UDDTs, and collects the waste for processing into agricultural-grade compost. Research activities focus on private-sector solutions to providing sanitation services.
Since building Haiti’s first ecological sanitation (EcoSan) toilet in 2006 and Haiti’s first urban waste treatment facility in 2009, SOIL has gone on to become one of the largest sanitation providers in Haiti. SOIL provides public, shared, and private household UDDTs, and collects the waste […]