The Women’s Union in this village wishes to host two seven-day training sessions to learn how to make soap and detergent as income-generating activities. The union is formed out of four different groups, totaling a member base of 248 women. Each group will select three women to participate in the training directly with the agreement that they will share what they have learned with the other women. Through the system of peer education, all women in the groups will obtain a means of augmenting their incomes and since the women often have very large families, the soap and detergent-making skills they learn will effectively combat the poverty in the village as a whole.
The project aims to:
Educate the women in the production of soap and detergent
Address the poverty in the community by bringing more transferable skills and financial activity to the village.
Provide the women with an independent source of revenue to decrease their dependency on men.
Improve the living conditions of the women and their children by augmenting their incomes
Implement peer education where the women that receive the training will return to their respective groups and share what they have learned.
Improve the availability of hygiene products in the region and by extension improve general hygiene practices
Twenty-four women and their families will benefit as a direct result of this project. Secondary beneficiaries include the other women in the groups and the village populations at large since they will have easier and cheaper access to good soap and detergent.