From a war child to a social entreprenuer: crisis can mean opportunity!
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Derreck Kayongo, Founder and Chairman of the Global Soap Project spoke at the Impact Speaker Series. His talk is entitled "From a war child to a social entreprenuer: crisis can mean opportunity!" Mr. Kayongo has launched an effort to collect used bars of hotel soap and recycle them for use in refugee camps in Uganda. He sees it as a way to fight the spread of disease and allow U.S. hotels to help Africa while also reducing the amount of trash they are paying to have hauled away to landfills. More than 2 million children worldwide die from diarrheal diseases every year. Hand-washing with soap can reduce this statistic by 42 to 47 percent. The Global Soap Project works to address this issue by sending recycled soap to refugee camps in Africa through partner agencies.
- IMPACT Speaker Series