Save 36 Children From Dying Every Hour

eco-soapbank

Target: Hotels throughout the developing world.
Goal: Donate your used soap to poor villagers in order to stop the spread of deadly illnesses.

Even though soap was invented 3,000 years ago, there are still countless villages throughout the developing world that lack access to this basic form of health care and cleanliness. As a result, millions of poor families and young children are getting sick and dying from completely preventable diseases. Fortunately there is an easy and inexpensive solution to this deadly problem — we must get inexpensive soap into the hands of those who need it most. By doing so, we can save millions of people from suffering through completely preventable illnesses.

To fully understand the problem, imagine that you’re a Cambodian village woman living with no toilet and no privacy. When you need to relieve yourself, you find a bush behind your home. You then dash back home to finish cooking dinner for the children, which requires handling raw poultry with soiled hands. Your sick infant cries. He’s suffering from fever and diarrhea. His loose stool gets on your skin and clothing each time you pick him up and try to comfort him, as there are no diapers in your village. He needs to see a doctor, but getting there requires hitchhiking the entire 200km journey. You don’t know if the hospital would even admit your child, because there are too many patients with the same problem. You decide instead to give him a bath to clean his bottom, but of course don’t have soap. Perhaps the soap-less cold water will at least relieve his pain.

This and similar scenarios play out every single day across the developing world. While the problem may seem insurmountable, the solution is actually incredibly clean and simple — by collecting used soap bars from hotels in developing countries and distributing them to poor rural villages, the problem can be solved. Instead of hotels throwing away used soap bars, they can be collected and provided to poor villagers for free, thereby solving the deadly problem of sickness and disease in these villages.

Let’s encourage efforts to save millions of poor families and children from suffering at the hands of diseases and illnesses that would have been easily preventable with a simple bar of used soap.

PETITION LETTER:

Millions of poor families and children are exposed to deadly illnesses each year only because they don’t have access to soap. Fortunately there is an easy and inexpensive solution to this deadly problem — we must get inexpensive soap into the hands of those who need it most. By doing so, we can save millions of people from suffering through completely preventable illnesses.

We are asking that the hotels located in the developing world stop throwing out their used soap, and instead simply donate them to poor villagers in need. So many problems in the world are insurmountable, but the solution to this problem is actually incredibly clean and simple — instead of hotels throwing away used soap bars, they can be collected and provided to poor villagers for free, thereby solving the deadly problem of sickness and disease in these villages.

Please join the global movement to stop throwing away perfectly good used hotel soap, and instead distribute those bars to poor villagers in need.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]

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9 Comments

  1. Cynthia DeNardo says:

    This basic hygiene issue should be simple to address.

  2. Irma Montanez says:

    LIFE MATTERS

  3. Why not ask countries to organise a soap bank – whereby individuals could drop in and donate a bar of soap – these in turn could be shipped out to countries in need once a sufficient amount has been collected. Surely some missionary organisation would be willing to take on this task. Thank you

  4. margaret spinozzi says:

    please expedite clean safe water to these people

  5. edmund laville says:

    great initiative

  6. Mark Glasser says:

    Soap, cleanliness is such a necessity. I would think the UN could be involved and provide the soap

  7. It’s a shame for humanity.

  8. I’m sure with organisation a lot more than just used bars of soap would willingly be donated, & other than by hotels only, to get basic toiletry items to the people who’d benefit from them?
    Prior to her elective placement in Africa, ward sisters at the UK hospital my daughter was on placement at,agreed to & helped collect a large amount of out of date dressings etc which the NHS are’nt allowed to use, for her to take, for which the poorly resourced hospital was delighted to receive. Could this not become the norm? Collections from hospitals, surgeries, clinics that have to dispose of, & collection points too for the public to donate over prescribed dressings & medication, that accounts for an obsene amount of waste, which could be delivered by a charitable organisation?
    Just a thought.

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