A New Use For Old Soap

“COEUR d’ALENE — Tina Hough was shocked and saddened by the poor quality of life she found in Indonesia when she visited her daughter there in 2011. When Hough, owner of the Roosevelt Inn, learned of a nonprofit called Global Soap that recycles and distributes used soaps to Third-World countries, she jumped on the opportunity to help.

Global Soap partners with an organization named Clean the World to bring soap to people who don’t have access to it and teach them how to use it.

According to the Global Soap website, the leading causes of death for children in developing countries are hygiene-related illnesses. Hand washing with soap can prevent 1.4 million deaths each year, reduce diarrhea morbidity by 44 percent and reduce the risk of pneumonia for kids younger than 5 by 46 percent.” …

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