I was back in Haiti May 9 – 13 to check on the women of OFEDA and their soap making group. Things are progressing and they are continuing the buildup of their business and efforts. Lots of soap was being made! We are still working on local ingredients sourcing and were able to pick up a big bag of sodium hydroxide from a supplier. The women have a new secure room to store supplies and curing soap in.
Our next big thing to tackle is the exporting of the soap. We have plenty of people interested in selling it in the US but we have to get it here! Haiti certainly isn’t the easiest place to do business and for importing and exporting. But we’ll get it done.
Here are some pics from the trip. Once again, thank you to all of my friends and family and fellow soap makers who continue to support the project.
I’m new to soapmaking, but what you are doing?..wow
Women empowering other women. I love it.
Hi I am connected with a pastor in Port Au Prince Haiti and we are wanting to train women at his church (Missionary Baptist Church) on how to make soap among other things. I would love to speak with you!! Our next trip is December 7-14 2013.
HI Robyn, I would love to speak with you. Please email me [email protected]. Thanks!
Thank you for doing what you do! You inspire me!!
Amanda good on you! You are amazing!
I enjoyed your class in Raleigh very much! I spoke to the new HSCG President Felicia (?) and mentioned how disappointed I was that during the awards extravaganza you and Marla and your good work were not even mentioned. Very disappointed. She said thank you for mentioning it to me.
You are my hero!