Don’t Seek Perfection… Seek a Cause for Humanity #DerreckKayongo #GlobalSoapProject

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“Don’t seek perfection. Seek balance. Seek consistency. Seek justice. Seek passion. Seek a cause for humanity, and your life shall have meaning.
– Derreck Kayongo, Global Soap Project

The Global Soap Project is a nonprofit organization that promotes global hygiene. Each day, more than two million partially used bars of soap are thrown away by hotels in the US. At the same time, more than 2.4 million children die annually from diseases caused by diarrhea and pneumonia. Since hand-washing with soap is the most effective way to prevent those deaths, the Global Soap Project was founded to capture this valuable material that was being wasted and turn it into a disease fighting tool. We partner with NGOs that use the soap for hand-washing education and as part of hygiene programs to positively impact preventable disease of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

More than 800 children die every day from diarrhea caused by inadequate access to water or poor hygiene, the United Nations estimates.

The Global Soap Project takes discarded soap from hotels that throw away the soap everyday, an estimated 800,000,000 bars of soap are thrown out by hotels in the U.S. alone every year. This company takes used soap from these hotels and turn them into powder, then sanitize the soap killing off all the germs, and then create “recycled” soap that is sent all around the world to people without access to soap or hygiene products to help them stay healthy and maintain a good hygiene.

What a wonderful project to take simple solutions, wasted soap, and turning it into useful items that can save thousands of lives in developing countries with a dire need for something that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Dr. Derreck Kayongo was the keynote speaker at the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) annual virtual conference, PMXPO 2019, sharing his incredible story and journey.

Clean The World has acquired the Global Soap Project the work and help it continue to grow and expand.

3 comments

  1. Oh my goodness. I’ve never thought of what they do with all that unused soap! Thank goodness someone thought of this. What an awesome idea!

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