Soap, Dignity & Faith – an Update from Haiti

Hopefully you remember the story of the Lovin Soap Project which has been traveling to Haiti to teach women in tent villages how to make soap – and through it, transform their lives. Amanda Gail and Benjamin Aaron are back in Haiti today, working with the women of the OFEDA tent camp. Talk of body care products was weighed down with heavy news that the women are going to be evicted from the land the camp is on. So not only are they losing their homes, but the community they have built.

There are still glimmers of hope, however strained it may be. As Benjamin wrote to me today, “Soapmaking and bodycare production are the vehicle in which positive and fruitful change will come to pass. Under the circumstances of today’s events, which aren’t anything we can really grasp, they showed up. The women we teach have complete faith in the process, in themselves and us. They know they will be successful.”

Take a minute to read the whole story at the Lovin Soap Project website. You can learn more about the project and how to lend your support.

Soap, Dignity & Faith – an Update from Haiti originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 18:56:52.

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Teaching the World to Make Soap – A Soapmaking Trip to Haiti

finished soap in HaitiIt began with an email from a stranger that had an idea of how to transform a village of women’s lives – through making soap.

Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Company and Amanda Griffin of Lovin’ Soap traveled to Haiti to teach a wonderful group of women how to make soap. Their story shows that no matter how rich or poor, there is something just plain joyful in making soap – and that soap making, in the hands of two innovative teachers and a group of hope-filled women, can indeed change lives.

Soap Making in Haiti

Teaching the World to Make Soap – A Soapmaking Trip to Haiti originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 23:30:31.

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