Updated Nov 13, 2019

SOIL Haiti

EkoLakay: A Social Business Solution to Haiti's Sanitation Crisis

https://www.oursoil.org/

Brittany Green

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Registered in Haiti.

Focus Areas:

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Climate Change and Resilience and Health

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Implemented In:

Haiti

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Country Implemented In
6,000
Customers
60
Employees
Verified Funding
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Problem

An estimated 700 million people in urban communities globally lack access to sanitation due to the lack of suitable, affordable sanitation infrastructure and service delivery models. As a direct result of this, diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day—more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. As aquatic ecosystems become increasingly polluted with nutrients from human waste, the earth’s soil nutrients are rapidly declining, leading to increased vulnerability to climate change.

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Solution

SOIL is developing a model to provide affordable household sanitation services even in the world’s most vulnerable urban communities. For a small monthly fee, SOIL's growing service, EkoLakay, provides households with toilets, waste collection, and safe treatment of wastes using a composting process that respects WHO standards. To date, 350 tons of compost have been produced, establishing a circular economy model that's transforming a public health crisis into an environmental solution.

Mission and Vision

SOIL's mission is to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources.

Competitive Advantage

Since 2006, SOIL has been transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. Through the use of ecological sanitation, SOIL is working to create a revolutionary social business model for providing access to safe, dignified sanitation that produces rich, organic compost as a natural resource for Haiti’s badly-depleted soils, while also creating economic opportunities in some of the world’s most under-resourced communities.

Milestones

Aug 2019
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$100,000
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Sanitation
IMPLEMENTED INHaiti
Apr 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
ORGANIZATIONPapyrus S.A.Papyrus S.A.
as part of
KonbitKonbit
Sep 2014
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
TITLE100% Sanitation Coverage in Haiti – A Sustainable Business Model for Ecological Sanitation
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Sanitation
IMPLEMENTED INHaiti
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Haiti