Fillaree + Mali Health: a collaboration to support women and children in Mali, Africa
This week we are writing to you in celebration of International Handwashing Day. As a company that makes and sells handmade, zero-waste soaps, handwashing is something we are uniquely jazzed up about. In commemoration of International Handwashing Day we are collaborating with the Durham-based organization–Mali Health by doing what we do best: making soap. We have handcrafted a Mali-inspired bar soap and will be donating 100% of the profits to Mali Health, which works to improve health for women and children in Mali, West Africa.
Handwashing is something a lot of us in the U.S. take for granted because we’ve been doing it for so long, perhaps we forget that there are communities where it is hard to buy or find soap. Handwashing with soap is one of the single most important things people can do for their health, around the world. In Mali, 1 in 9 children will die before the age of 5 from mostly preventable diseases. Handwashing is an extremely effective and inexpensive way to prevent common causes of death such as diarrhea and pneumonia.
To remember how important this basic act is and to stand in solidarity with women and children in Mali and other parts of the world where basic health necessities are lacking, please learn more about our collaboration, participate in the naming process and pre-order a bar of soap here.
You can purchase a bar on our website and in our store November 1st.
Not only will you have a feel-good suds up with your life-giving bar soap, you will get to experience the sensation and aromatic scents of ingredients found in Mali including coconut oil, shea butter, mint, and eucalyptus.
We are a company founded by a mother of two small children and we care about the health of women and children in all parts of the world. Thank you for joining us to lend a hand to women and children in need.