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 and use of soap, and now we support entrepreneurs who make it. We currently lend funds to a portfolio of individual soapmakers in Guatemala, Uganda, Jordan and Sierra Leone. As these loans are repaid, more will be made to support this enterprise. Microlending has proved that a small loan can become the start of a virtuous economic cycle, and soap prevents disease. Hand in hand these make a powerful positive combo.