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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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Soap In Schools Effort Continues to Grow

St. Kazito Primary School is located in Tuluroba, the Eastern Province of Kenya. Global Soap’s in-country partner conducted an assessment with KAP survey to identify the major gaps in sanitation and hygiene at this school. As a result, HHRD with the support of Global Soap Project distributed soap and hygiene training sessions in the local [...]

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Global Soap Partners with CDC in Haiti

The area of Fond des Blancs, in the South Department of Haiti, is severely affected by both under-nutrition and diarrheal diseases. Reducing the burden of malnutrition through community based Positive Deviance (PD) nutritional counseling programs has shown a promising impact in Haiti and worldwide. Diarrheal illness perpetuate the cycle of malnutrition, but may be improved [...]

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Improving Health In Africa’s Largest Slum

Our Kenya program recently started distributing Global Soap to more than 300 families living in Lindi, a subcommunity of Kibera, Africa’s largest slum. Recipients receive ongoing hygiene education and handwashing instruction to ensure soap is used at the most critical times to improve health. Over time, the goal is to instill handwashing as part of [...]

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Promoting Hygiene Education in Guatemala City

Families that live in and around the garbage dumps in Guatemala City, along with children at an education center in a dangerous area of the city called Santa Faz, started receiving our soap last month. The soap is distributed with other hygiene products in kits, and children participate in hygiene workshops, learning proper handwashing to [...]

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Partnering for Advocacy on Global Handwashing Day

On Global Handwashing Day, October 15th, we partnered with WASH Advocates and the Global Public-Private Partnership for Global Handwashing in Washington, DC to spread the word about the importance of handwashing and improved health worldwide. Also printed on the soap packaging was info about a U.S. advocacy petition supporting the Water for the World Act.

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Pakistan Receives Container of Global Soap

Global Soap Project is pleased that our first shipment of 160,000 bars of soap is being distributed throughout Pakistan with the help of our in-country partner, HHRD. The bulk of the soap is being used in schools and orphanages in five provinces including Azad Jammu & Kashmir, benefiting  more than 10,000 school children throughout the [...]

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Happy International Housekeeper’s Week

Since 1981, IEHA has set aside one week per year for all to focus attention and recognition on the professional housekeepers working in facilities such as hospitals, hotels, state facilities, colleges/schools, and many others who maintain a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for us all each and every day. We at Global Soap would like to [...]