Each year, an estimated 2.4 million children die from hygiene related illnesses. Handwashing with soap is the single most effective way to prevent those deaths. The Global Soap Project is working to save lives and improve global health by recycling used hotel soap and turning it into millions of new bars that are distributed to vulnerable populations around the world. We partner with leading global health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CARE, Partners in Health, and others, to maximize the impact of our efforts while supporting existing health programs in local communities.
We focus our soap distribution partnerships on short-term relief efforts as well as long-term behavior modification programs, working to instill handwashing as a lifestyle habit so that soap is eventually purchased locally and used regularly long-term. In every case, we work to ensure that people understand how to use soap, why to use it, and why it is worth acquiring locally. Our goal is to ensure that everyone who receives our soap never lacks access to it again, meaning the health impact is sustained over time.
Learn more about our process and our distribution efforts here: