Our Approach

 

 
 

We employ a holistic approach to soap recycling, relying on community members for leadership, giving dignified jobs to underprivileged women and focusing on intensive hygiene education in a sustainable movement to reduce preventable hygiene related death and disease.

 
 
 
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Used soap is collected by hotel partners.

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Organization employees collect, sort, and clear debris.

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Soap is shaved down and cleaned with a chemical solution.

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Soap is packaged and distributed alongside hygiene education.

 
 
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Community
Empowerment

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We believe in empowering communities to solve their own hygiene issues. We hire locals as our employees and community hygiene ambassadors. We listen to them and allow them to create our hygiene modules to be as culturally effective as possible. Education is a lot more powerful when it comes from someone who speaks your own language and lives in the same community as you. 

Female
Leadership

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Women in the countries we work face difficulties in finding dignified jobs, so we insist that our employees are women from underprivileged backgrounds. We want to empower them not only economically but socially, giving them positions of power as community hygiene ambassadors. Local women are our biggest allies in reducing preventable hygiene related deaths.

Hygiene
Education

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We don’t believe in handouts – we are encouraging a societal shift in every community we work in. We do that by having our female hygiene ambassadors conduct regular free hygiene demonstrations to teach adults and children alike about soap's uses and its importance. This knowledge is what empowers that community and allows good hygiene habits to stick.


 
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Our Impact

Through recycling soap, we’ve rescued thousands of kilograms of waste from ending up in overcrowded landfills – but more importantly we’ve brought soap to those who couldn’t afford it, given economic opportunity to unemployed women and seen increased rates of hand washing in all the communities we work in.

 
 

SOAP
WASTE SAVED
64,600kg

BARS OF
SOAP MADE
154,950

CLASSROOM
LESSONS
5,005

 
 

SCHOOLS
SERVED
96

CHILDREN
REACHED
31,200

TOTAL LIVES
IMPACTED
380,101