The story of this project is truly moving. Catherine, a resident of Baringo County in Kenya, felt very scared when the first case of COVID-19 was announced. She feared how the virus might affect people in her community.
After hearing the prevention measures that the news announced about the importance of washing hands regularly, Catherine gathered her relatives through the Chomnyogh Women's Group that she runs, and made the decision to increase the production of soap by making it locally to make it accessible to all the families in your community.
“We were trained in soap making by World Vision. Therefore, we have decided to use those skills to make soap as it is now desperately needed to fight the coronavirus disease,” says Catherine.
The soap that these women sell door-to-door has made the product easily accessible to people who previously had to walk long distances or incur transportation costs to buy soap from a store or warehouse.
"As women in this country, we never thought we could start businesses. But through World Vision's training and mentoring, we have made it and changed the lives of our families and community."
Because women can make a difference whenever they want to. From Villa we embrace all initiatives undertaken by women.
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