We partnered with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in four Central American countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua). Recipients included the female head 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.
Another recipient of our soap in Honduras is Farm of the Child Honduras (Finca del Niño) which cares for 50 orphaned children, ranging in age from 1 to 20 years, in family-style homes for children and in independent living homes for adolescents. The soap will be provided twice a year to address the personal hygiene needs of these orphans, since the orphanage cannot afford to buy soap for the children itself.