Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Turning Feces into Compost to Improve Haiti’s Sanitation

Haiti has a major sanitation problem which was made even worse in 2010 when United Nations peacekeepers brought cholera to the country.¬†Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is one group that’s addressing that problem by using dry toilets to make compost for farmers and the families who provide the material for composting (feces). Unfortunately, the other “sanitation” options in Haiti, like open defecation, are free. As IJDH Director Brian Concannon suggests, perhaps the UN could use some of the money it unnecessarily spends on peacekeeping missions to contribute to better sanitation in Haiti. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. In Haiti, Turning Human Waste to Flowers One program has found a way to turn feces into agricultural compost. Can it help a country with a limited sanitation system? Alexis K. Barnes, Medium January 19, 2016 […]

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