Students making herbal soap and jelly to support their education
herbal jelly in different sizes
The students at Hope Academy are making herbal soap and jelly as a strategy for the school to become self-reliant and reduce dependency on donor funding. The main objective of this project is three-fold:
- to generate income using local resources to produce a product with a local market.;
- to act as a means of improving hygiene of the students at Hope Integrated Academy and the families in the surrounding community. Some families are very poor and struggle to afford soap and results in rapid spread of germs causing ill health for families. Some schools don’t have soap at the latrines which exposes the kids to the danger of contracting diseases. Soap production will be integrated in our on-going health talks we conduct in schools which involves teaching kids the importance of washing hands after using the latrine.
- to provide employable skills to our students and local youth in soap production and marketing.
Students learning to make herbal jelly
The herbal soap and jelly are ideal for healing skin diseases such as: acne, pimples, ring worms, psoriasis, skin rush, scabies, etc.
The soap is sold in local markets, in the villages, and at various schools. We hope to open up a store in the big town in order to access a large market share.
Funding support is still needed to boost production so we can reach a wider market base. The demand is very high and our current production does not meet that demand. Any financial support will be greatly appreciated.
Herbal bathing soap
Blue bar soap for laundry
selling soap and jelly in the village market