Health
 Haiti
Project #17164

Expanding Sustainable Sanitation in Haiti

by SOIL
Vetted

Summary

In Haiti, less than 20% of the population has access to safe toilets. In order to facilitate the development of a robust, sustainable sanitation solution, SOIL is researching and developing social business models using composting toilets that safely transform collected waste into rich, organic compost. SOIL is demonstrating that sanitation can both generate livelihoods in a developing economy and provide critical services affordably to impoverished urban communities.
$25,000
total goal
$19,279
remaining
54
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years active

Challenge

When no toilets or sanitation services are available, human waste becomes a serious health hazard to both individuals and the environment. The traditional solution, including SOIL's own initial response, has been NGO-directed sanitation projects that achieve varying levels of success but inevitably falter when foreign funding runs out.

Solution

SOIL is working to design and test social business models that pave the way for a sustainable solution to sanitation in Haiti. In SOIL's simple system, families pay a small fee for a composting toilet serviced by SOIL. The waste is removed to a SOIL treatment facility where it is safely transformed into rich, agricultural-grade compost. Revenue from toilet user fees and compost sales covers project costs and showcases the private-sector potential to provide sustainable sanitation services.

Long-Term Impact

Expanding SOIL's sustainable sanitation business models will not only provide at least 7,500 people with access to safe sanitation, it will help SOIL demonstrate that we can affordably and sustainably provide sanitation services even in the world's most impoverished communities. We believe this project is the critical first step to help Haiti sustainably achieve 100% sanitation coverage in the future.

Resources

http:/​/​www.oursoil.org
Learn how SOIL's household toilet business works
Check out the latest news from SOIL on Facebook
Follow SOIL on Instagram
Join the conversation on Twitter @SOILHaiti

Organization Information

SOIL

Location: Sherburne, New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.oursoil.org
Project Leader:
Leah Page
Sherburne, New York United States

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