Liquid Soap sales are climbing for a women cooperative in Kampala
Uganda’s liquid soap market is robust. Soap is a consumable product, which almost every household needs on a daily basis for hand or machine washing. In marginalized communities, the pandemic has also increased the needed focus on sanitation and hygiene. Since people always have something to wash or clean, WWK local partner in the urban settlement of Busegka, Kisoboka Nano Initiative (KNI) launched a liquid soap collaborative business as a good source of income and to offer a product helpful to their community. The women have gained skills to make and sell six jerry cans of liquid soap at a profit weekly. Helping to assure success, the government has re-opened schools, hospitals, and salons, which are important customers for the collaborative. The business also integrates profit sharing for sustainability.