Grey Nuns Support the S.O.I.L. Project
The Grey Nuns' Earth Committee has called for support of SOIL as a practical implementation of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart commitment to the values of the Earth Chapter, which began as an initiative of the United Nations in 1997.
The many-faceted benefits of SOIL's approach to Haiti's sanitation problems are impressive. Grey Nuns are eager to bring attention and support to SOIL's good work.
Read about SOIL and contribute to this great work.
S.O.I.L. – What’s it all about?
It’s about Haiti’s number one problem, sanitation.
It’s about a creative program to address the problem and it stands for
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods
It’s about Grey Nuns promoting support for Project S.O.I.L.
Sister Mary Finnick, GNSH who works in Port Au Prince is on the Board of SOLI said that they were particularly helpful in the aftermath of the earthquake and in the tent cities.
What does SOIL do?
Furnishes and maintains compost toilets in public places and more recently in private homes.
Enriches soil by treating human waste and using it for compost
Aids agriculture by using this compost to enrich soil so crops can flourish and people be fed.
Increases jobs by employing local Haitians
Improves public health, hygiene and sanitary conditions
Protects water sources from pollution by human waste.
How can we support the SOIL project?
Educate ourselves about this project.
Check out the SOIL web site: www.oursoil.org
Raise and donate money for this project, either through their website or through the GNSH Congregational Advancement Office at www.greynun.org. Click on “Donate Now” at the top of the page and indicate in the space marked “My donation is to be used for” that your donation is for the SOIL Project.
We invite you to collaborate with us to help improve conditions in Haiti, the poorest country in our hemisphere. Interest your family and friends, your parishes and your organizations.
Together and working with others, we can make a difference.