Department Environmental Social Sciences

Sanitation services at the BoP in the urban settlements of Haiti

January 31, 2017

On January 31st to February 2nd 2017, Grégoire Virard and Heiko Gebauer from The Business Innovation Group and SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihood) hold a workshop in Haiti on SOIL’s vision for 2022.  SOIL provides sanitation in Haiti using CBS (Container-Based Sanitation) and EcoSan technologies.

The organization runs waste treatment facilities, a mobile toilet service for events and construction sites, and a household toilet service for the urban areas of Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitian. SOIL has just reached 1’000 clients, mostly at the BoP (Base of the Pyramid). The workshop covered strategic development and the process of scaling-up. This resulted in a roadmap for the next five years and an action list for SOIL’s key activities. These results will allow SOIL to convert their big dreams of scaling up their sanitation services into actionable steps.