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First Advisor

Diran Appelian

Date

2008

Abstract

In Malewa Kenya, lack of soap and knowledge about sanitation and personal hygiene contribute to poor health conditions. Our team is working with community members, schools, and Industry’s Humanitarian Support Alliance NGO (IHSAN) to develop a sustainable approach to conquer these problems. Our three main objectives are to (a) establish a program through which young community members can produce a basic soap for themselves and their community, (b) educate Malewan students about proper sanitation, hygiene and water purification, and (c) assist a local business that will provide jobs for the community and to facilitate the basic soap production program. Through these initiatives, we will provide Malewans with a sustainable supply of soap and an educational system to help them use it properly.

Keywords

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
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Course

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Sustainable Soap and Hygiene for Malewa, Kenya


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