The 1st Soap Recycling Initiative in Haiti
Soap has a positive impact on Waste Management, Waterborne Diseases and Women Empowerment!
is a humanitarian aid worker with 6 years of experience in logistics, finance & human resources. She has been the country director of a Swiss Non-Governmental Organization in Haiti for the last 2 years.
As a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene specialist humanitarian worker,Laure has spent the past 5 years of her life working with Non-Governmental Organizations providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene to people in need.
is a communications consultant with 4 years of experience working in graphic design, web marketing & video montage for companies such as Dior, Guerlain, Alstom, and Coca Cola.
This project has been in Laure’s mind for several years now. Her passion for water, hygiene and sanitation combined with her dream to start her own organization took root in 2014 when she met Melanie. They spent one year working in the same city in Haiti and from there, developed the desire to work together. Through their friendship, they quickly realized they shared many humanitarian aid values and wanted to make an impact on Haiti’s growth using the same approaches. One of these approaches was to continue providing access to hygiene and drinkable water to the poorest, as they both knew these basic needs could save thousands of lives.
Julie and Laure have been friends ever since college and have always stayed in touch, supporting each other’s hopes and aspirations.
In June 2015, Julie, Melanie, and Laure met in Haiti for the first time and the three of them discussed further the idea of starting a soap recycling initiative.
To turn this dream into reality, Laure left Haiti in July 2015 and spent several months in South East Asia, researching soap manufacturing methods. While in Bali and in Cambodia, she met with successful soap recycling organizations who helped her understand their activities and made it clear to her: it could also work in Haiti.
Haiti is located in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean, on the island of Hispaniola, shared with the Dominican Republic.
The 3 black stars you see on the picture below is where we work currently: Jacmel, Port-au-Prince and Cotes des Arcadins. In the coming months, we are hoping to expand to Cap-Haitian and Les Cayes Region.
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If we do not raise 50,000 USD by May 16th, we will not be able to sustain our activities for the next 12 months.
ANACAONA is interested in providing a long term solution for the Haitian people and it would make no sense for us to stop just as we are getting started!
Imagine us telling our schools partners: “Sorry, we have helped you for 6 months, but for the rest of the school year, the children will have no soap…”
Imagine us telling our women employees: “Sorry ladies, we have been able to provide a salary for you and your family for the past few months but now we have no money left to continue…”
You may then ask yourself, “What happens to my money if the girls are not able to raise 50,000 dollars?” if this is the case, you will have allowed the country a head start in health and hygiene, for your donation will have been put to use for the costs incurred during the first months of the project: workshop expenses, soap ingredients, soap donation, and logistics.
And oh, for what it’s worth , our salaries (Melanie, Laure and Julie) are not included in the 50,000 USD.
Last but not least: life in Haiti is challenging. After several years spent living in the country, we are well aware of the daily difficulties and we have already overcome many of them to say the least ! Even though Haiti is often in the press for its turmoil, we believe it is now the time to give the country a sustainable chance.
- Donate to our cause campaign today! Every dollar counts !
- Talk about our campaign with your friends and family
- Visit our website: www.anacaona.org
- Make noise on the social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…
- Have you ever thought of linking your business to a Corporate Social Responsibility Program ? Now is the time to do it! If our values meet yours, we would love to hear from you. To become a partner, drop us a line at email@example.com
- Like our Facebook page and write something nice on it / send us a mail
- If you are in Haiti, or plan to come, encourage us by stopping by our workshop and see us at work!
Thank you so much for supporting our campaign!
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- Faites un don aujourd’hui pour notre campagne. Chaque dollar compte!
- Parlez de notre campagne avec vos amis et votre famille
- Visitez notre site web: www.anacaona.org
- Faites du bruit sur les réseaux sociaux: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc..
- Avez-vous deja pensé à developper un Programme de Responsabilité Sociale au sein de votre entreprise? Voici l’occasion de le faire! Si vous partagez nos valeurs, nous serions ravies de rentrer en contact avec vous. Pour devenir partenaire, écrivez-nous à firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aimez notre page Facebook et laissez un gentil commentaire/ écrivez-nous un email
- Si vous êtes en Haïti, ou planifiez de venir, passez-nous dire bonjour à notre atelier et voyez-nous à l’oeuvre!