BUY A BAR. GIVE A BAR. CAMBODIA
IN 2018, HAND IN HAND EXPANDED DONATIONS TO CAMBODIA Through A PARTNERSHIP With ECO-SOAP BANK.
Eco-Soap Bank is a non-profit started by Samir Lakhani, a 2017 CNN Heroes Award recipient. Samir recognized a need to save wasted hotel soaps from landfills and reuse them for a greater good. Employing and empowering women, Eco-Soap Bank provides upcycled soaps and hygiene education to schools, hospitals, and villages across the globe.
A PARTNERSHIP BUILT ON SUSTAINABILITY
“Eco-Soap Bank was always looking for partners that shared our values for generative and sustainable change in the developing world and Hand in Hand encompasses precisely that principle. We were looking for someone who would help us empower women in the developing world but also supply essential life saving soap to children that needed it. We are so proud to be working hand in hand with Hand in Hand”. - Samir Lakhani, founder of Eco-Soap Bank.
OVER 1.3 MILLION BARS OF SOAP HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN ACROSS 943 SCHOOLS IN 4 CAMBODIAN PROVINCES.
In June of 2019, Hand in Hand's Director of Brand Development, Holly La Porte, went to Cambodia with Eco-Soap Bank to meet the women repurposing hotel soap, visit schools to distribute bars of soap and offer hygiene education to students.
“It’s important to me for people who buy Hand in Hand products to know that they’re having a tangible, measurable impact on the ground in countries like Cambodia. They are providing jobs to women that ordinarily could not secure incomes but also essential life saving soap for hundreds of thousands of children.” - Samir Lakhani, founder of Eco-Soap Bank
SOAP DONATIONS + HYGIENE EDUCATION