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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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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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Global Soap Distribution in Isiolo, Kenya

If you drive four hours north of Nairobi you pass by Mt. Kenya and some gorgeous, lush land planted in various crops. And then the green stops. This land is so dry, it’s not possible to grow a thing. Yet people live here. They are Turkana tribe and are pastoralists. They live off their goats [...]

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Dominican Republic In-Country Update

Our distribution partner World Water Relief (WWR) has an update for us! Since receiving the soap shipment last fall, 6000 students, teachers, administrators, janitors, and cooks in the Dominican Republic have benefited from the addition of soap to their WASH in Schools program. As you can see, they have developed a system whereby the soap [...]

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Malawi In-Country Update

Earlier this month, our Executive Director, Sam Stephens, had a chance to visit one of our distribution partnerships in Malawi. The project is a collaborative effort between Global Soap, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and other leading health organizations, providing soap and hygiene education to more than 5,000 pregnant [...]

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Kalliste Soap Shop Creates “Bar of Hope”

Although we primarily work with hotels to procure the raw materials for our soap, we have gotten a lot of attention from small boutique soap makers all over the country. It’s always a cool surprise to find a box of hand crafted, unique soap that we can process into a small batch of really nice [...]