Saturday, multiple Rotary Clubs in District 6980 join forced and volunteered at the Soapy Saturday event. We help clean and pack bars of soap that will be shipped to poor children and adults who live in third-world countries. There is a shortage of soap in impoverished countries. Soap greatly limits the spread of diseases. The soap is donated by hotels.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Approximately 6,000 children under the age of five die every day from diseases that result from poor hygiene. Respiratory infections like pneumonia, and diarrheal diseases are prevalent in communities struggling with poverty.
However, many of these deaths could be prevented if families were educated on the dangers posed by germs and had access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. In fact, studies show that hand washing with soap and water is the single most effective way to prevent hygiene related deaths, reducing morbidity rates by 50% or more. Therefore, Clean the World Foundation has chosen to focus our efforts on comprehensive Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives that address the complex needs of impoverished communities.