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Business as usual in sanitation isn’t working, argues the World Bank. In cities experiencing rapid urbanization, they suggest that “the traditional approach to urban sanitation, premised on extending sewerage networks and building wastewater treatment plants, will not be sufficient to deliver citywide sanitation services for all.” And, in the Bank’s newly released report on Container-Based […]
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An Update from Haiti Though coverage in the international media remains scarce, Haiti is now entering day 10 of a deepening political crisis that follows months of increasingly challenging conditions faced by the majority of the population. Inflation has been spiraling out of control, making it even more difficult for vulnerable families across the nation […]
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SOIL is excited to be in Cape Town this week with some of the world’s leading sustainable sanitation practitioners at AfricaSan/FSM5. If you’re in South Africa for the conference, see the event flyers below and be sure to join us for one of the events hosted by the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA). Want to learn […]
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To sign up to receive an update from SOIL’s teams in Haiti directly in your inbox each month, click here to join the list. Dear friends, This month, I felt it would be irresponsible not to directly address the challenging situation that is ongoing in Haiti. As some of you may have heard, the entire […]
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SOIL is hard at work to refine our household ecological sanitation service, EkoLakay, so that we have a strong foundation as we grow to reach 15% of Cap-Haitien’s urban population with safely managed sanitation by 2025.  As a part of these efforts, SOIL had the honor of hosting Peter Townsley in Cap-Haitien for a month […]
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Over 700 million people living in urban areas globally currently lack access to even basic sanitation, and without innovation this problem will only get worse. The global urban population is projected to increase by 2.5 billion people by 2050, with much of that growth concentrated in informal settlements and locations that are highly vulnerable to […]
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SOIL’s friends at cewas and the EcoSan Club publish a quarterly Sustainable Sanitation Practice journal which gathers stories of ecological sanitation systems, big or small, that are flourishing around the world. We are excited that SOIL is featured in the journal’s latest edition as one of the stories of success. SOIL’s article explores the lessons […]
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We talk a lot at SOIL about increasing access to sanitation in Haiti. We’re hard at work to expand our programs every day as we work to build a city-wide sanitation service in a country where 75% of people lack access to a toilet. But what does it mean to build a service that’s truly […]
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SOIL Haiti Blog by Soilhaiti - 1M ago

Dear friends, In countries and cultures around the world, there are days of collective celebration and days of collective mourning and remembrance. At the beginning of the year, most of us are focused on celebration – the beginning of a new year, the endless possibilities that await us, the unique moment of joy in the […]
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Happy new year to SOIL supporters near and far! As we all settle into the new year, I have been reflecting on 2018 and some of the moments that most inspired me. One experience pops immediately to mind, and I wanted to share it as a reminder of the importance of all that goes on […]
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