hand in hand soap in haiti
thanks to our incredible customers, the amazing folks of my neighbor’s children, and global soap project we were able to donate 5,000 bars of soap to children in need.
this past thursday, we packed up the soap in a ton of suitcases and were off to haiti. Haiti looks like the earthquake happened merely a month ago which is devastating. Rubble and trash are everywhere. However, the Haitian people are resilient and work hard to survive each and every day. People are still living in Tent Cities without any access to clean water. Many Haitians living in the mountains have to walk 2hrs to get water for their families and sometimes it isn’t even potable once they arrive.
Speaking with people that are working day in and day out to make Haiti a safer & healthier country, made us realize how important our mission at Hand in Hand Soap truly is. In many cases, Haitian people need clean water & proper hygiene practices more than they need food. Since medical care is hard to come by, simple hand washing is their key to survival. We knew this before going to Haiti but it wasn’t until we saw these children and their heart-breaking living conditions that we realized we are doing the best thing possible.
We have never seen children more excited to open up a bar of soap and smell it with their eyes closed, smiling ear-to-ear.
so to you, our loyal customers and supporters, thank you for making our first soap an absolute success. here’s to a hopeful future together, hand in hand.