Every year about 1.8 million children under the age of 5 die from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia. A simple practice of handwashing with soap could protect about 1 out of every three young children who get sick with diarrhea and 1 out of 5 children who fall sick due to respiratory infections like pneumonia. To effectively fight with germs, it is very important to wash hands with soap and not just running water. A good hand washing education and access to soap can improve school attendance of children and also improve their developmental growth. The hand washing practice is equally important for adults who fall sick due to communicable diseases and other germs. Access to soap is always not very basic for everyone in the society.
Doctors For You is the NGO partner of Sealed Air’s Soap For HopeTM initiative. We are recycling the used soaps from the multiple hotels. The program is a multi-sector benefiting program as the program provides livelihood opportunity, sanitation & hygiene uplift-ment and health promotion. The project provides livelihood to the employees of this project, supports community by distributing recycled soap and support hotel chains by collecting their waste soaps. Thus the overall impact of the program can also be measured through three categories that are livelihood support, community support and waste management.