Dr. Hoyce

Tanzania

Dr. Hoyce is hiring and training Maasai women in Northern Tanzania to make bars of soap using locally available materials. These women will distribute the soap to members of the community and will generate an income by selling any extra soap produced over and above what their immediate community requires. Ensuring that communities have access to soap is crucial as 15% of children below the age of five experience diarrhea and fall ill with other waterborne diseases associated with poor hand-washing practices.

Dr. Hoyce also educates community members on the proper way to use soap as well as all of the critical times it must be used - education is a key component to the success of her work in order to make a sustainable and long-lasting impact.

Dr. Hoyce