ECO-SOAP BANK

Our Mission

Cambodian Schoolchildren Holding Up Soap
©Sharon Radisch for Photographers Without Borders 2016
Eco-Soap Bank is a humanitarian and environmental non-profit organization working to save, sanitize, and supply recycled hotel soap for the developing world. Our work has three objectives:
1
Contribute a highly cost-effective hygiene product to improve health.
2
Significantly reduce the waste generated by the hotel industry.
3
Provide livelihoods and free education to disadvantaged women with no other reliable source of income.
Lack of access to soap remains a critical factor in fighting the spread of preventable diseases worldwide. In some areas of the developing world, only 1% of households have soap for handwashing<i>Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 2015 Update and MDG Assessment</i>. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2015. <a href="https://www.wssinfo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/resources/JMP-Update-report-2015_English.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.wssinfo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/resources/JMP-Update-report-2015_English.pdf</a>. Accessed November 2, 2016.. Eco-Soap Bank seeks to address the critical need for hygiene. Working since 2014, Eco-Soap Bank has sustainably supplied over 650,000 people with soap and hygiene education.
Cambodian Schoolchildren Washing Hands at a Row of Faucets
©Sharon Radisch for Photographers Without Borders 2016
After collecting and sanitizing the soap, we donate it to hospitals and humanitarian organizations working in remote regions of developing nations. These organizations share our mission to improve hygiene, and they work within their communities to create a positive shift in hygiene behavior. Together, we impart the tools and skills to keep people healthy for generations.
Creating a Positive Shift in Hygiene Behavior
©Eco-Soap Bank 2016
The demand for improved hygiene in the developing world is immense, and much remains to be done. You can help support Eco-Soap Bank by donating, by getting involved, or by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Want to learn more about the issues facing the developing world? See how we're working to address them.
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