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Global Soap Used to Stem Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Police are collaborating with the Ministry of Health to distribute Global Soap to Ebola-effected communities and and health centers in Bo, the country’s second largest city. All recipients have to complete a form to show proof of receipt. The distribution will continue over the next few weeks. Handwashing training is also being [...]

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Global Soap Unveils New Logo

The words in the GLOBAL SOAP logo tell people who we are, but it’s our mark that tells people what we stand for: Hope. The symbol that rests in the middle of the blue globe is based on the Adinkra symbol of Hope. This symbol is taken from traditional West African culture and originates in [...]

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Global Soap Celebrates 5 Years in Global Health Promotion

Since its grassroots beginnings, and over the past five years, Global Soap has been an integral part of the effort to stem the tide of preventable hygiene related deaths globally. In 2014 alone, Global Soap has reached several milestones, including: Development of a sustainable microloan program that funds and empowers individual soap makers in areas [...]

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Global Soap Starts Microlending to Soapmakers

Global Soap is passionate about improving hygiene and health. It is the cornerstone of achieving a better life. But if you live in one of the world’s poorest countries, the top killers are lower respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS and diarrhea- all of which are preventable, and all of which soap can help. Global Soap promotes education [...]

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Soap in Schools Distribution in Kenya

Soap in Schools is one of our distribution focus areas. With the aid of our in-country partner, 1320 students in Kenya just received soap and hygiene education in the local language. One head teacher Mr. Macharia explained the impact of the soap. “Most of my kids know how to use soap after toilet, after eating, [...]

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Global Soap Recycling Center Moves to Las Vegas

This summer we are relocating our soap recycling factory to a new and much larger facility in Las Vegas!  The new factory will increase our production fourfold to 4 million bars of new soap per year, meaning we’ll remove 1 million pounds of used soap from landfills annually.  In addition, we’ll be able to recycle [...]

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Global Soap Starts Handwashing Study in the DR

Emily R. Brennan, a Masters of Public Health Candidate at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, has been engaged by Global Soap to undertake a study on motivators to handwashing in different socioeconomic strata of the Dominican Republic. She is being hosted by our soap distribution partner here, World Water Relief. Our goal is [...]

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Teacher Training with Global Soap in Togo

Diarrhea and other infections cause increased rates of morbidity and mortality in children in Togo, W. Africa.  Consequently, an infection control program was conducted at Ecole Premiere Public de Dgorergou Siou, a public school located in a rural area in Togo, West Africa. Since hand washing with soap is the most effective way to prevent [...]

Volunteer of the Year

Keith Greenstein Named 2013 Volunteer of the Year

Do you like our logo? Keith Greenstein designed it! How about the infographics on our process, how your donations are spent, and how to collect soap in the hotels?  He created those as well. Keith has been generously donating his time an expertise to the Global Soap Project since its beginnings and is still assisting [...]

2013 Hotel of the Year Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo

2013 Hotel of the Year

We are delighted to announce the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo as our 2013 hotel of the year! This property has been a loyal partner to Global Soap for two and a half years, sending soap shipments to us every other month without fail. Thank you to this awesome team for helping us bring [...]