Artisanal Soap-making with Locals
In 2017 our guests’ participation led to:
- 700+ bars produced
- 5,300+ bars cut
- 1,300+ bars packaged
Guests participate at every stage of soap production (from formulating and cutting to stamping and packaging) and learn new skills under the guidance of experienced local soap-makers. They see how they use authentic ingredients to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind products. With guests’ hands-on support, both soap production and sales increase, and the organization can thrive so it can hire more local staff and also increase purchase of locally sourced ingredients for soap making, stimulating local economy, providing critical income in a region with limited employment opportunities. Guests support also made possible the preparation of soap for an important hygiene program that will provide classes in personal hygiene to kids and adults nationwide, to avoid death by infectious diseases that can be prevented by washing hands.