Saving lives requires not only access to soap, but also a holistic approach that integrates soap into a healthy water, sanitation and hygiene program.
The Clean the World Foundation works with partners around the world to provide access to soap in a sustainable manner to enhance long-term and comprehensive local water, sanitation and hygiene programs. The recipients we target include maternal health programs, schools, community health providers, and nutrition programs
There are many examples of poor hand washing results even when soap is available. Perhaps surprisingly, in the United States less than half of people wash their hands after using the toilet. To address this, the Clean the World Foundation is actively partners with the Public Private Partnership for Global Handwashing (PPPHW), members of private industry, the CDC, as well as academia to develop more effective approaches and programs to create lasting hand washing habits.
The Clean the World Foundation believes in local solutions for local challenges. By providing microloans to budding soapmakers and sellers, we empower locals in the developing world to engage in hygiene promotion with economic gain.