Our soap was distributed in Guatemala by our partner the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Recipients were the female heads of household in chronically poor regions who participate in the CDC’s survey about water use, sanitation practices, and hygiene education, ie. handwashing (WASH). The interviews are part of a 10-year sustainability project being done by the CDC and the American Red Cross (ARC). These communities have been followed for 10 years to evaluate the ARC’s WASH program.
In 2013 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 of Santa Faz, received our soap. It was distributed with other hygiene products in kits, and children participated in hygiene workshops to learn proper handwashing to promote better overall health.