Soap Production

The women’s solidarity group shells jatropha seeds before they are crushed for oil

In our continued efforts to teach the people of Burundi income producing skills, we taught a group of women in 2011 to make soap from plant oils. Some of the plant oils that the women use come from the jatropha curcas trees that the farmers are growing. We taught the women how to mix these plant oils with lye to make soap that can be sold in the market.

Last year we started our own soap making business to promote awareness and to raise money for SHAPE projects. We sell our soap at the South Seminole Nursery in Casselberry and at local farmers markets in Orlando. All profits from the soap go to SHAPE projects.

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