He couldn’t get over the fact that so much soap was wasted every day in hotels across wealthy America, so now Derreck Kayongo’s basement in the United States is lined with huge boxes filled with bars of soap that will help fight the spread of child diseases in Africa.
Kayongo has collected five tons of lightly used bars through his Global Soap Project, which melts them down, sterilizes them and reshapes them before sending them to refugees back in his homeland of Uganda. (Continue reading AP story at NPR)
All the local Atlanta hotels are contributing and thrilled with the project.
Watch the interview from Global Atlanta… “I called my dad (who is a soap-maker) and said, ‘Dad, you wouldn’t believe it. They throw away the bars of soap after just one use!”