This natural soap is handmade by women in Bangladesh, who had been working in the red-light district to make a living for the family. FAIR CIRCLE local partner MCC provided AIDS awareness program to them, and in addition, give them an opportunity for an alternative and sustainable income by producing soap, so they can have a new life and hope.
Prokritee, an independent organization initiated by Mennonite Central Committee, has transformed numerous Bangladeshi women’s lives, families and their community since 2001. Prokritee is a service-based agency providing managerial, product design and development, and marketing assistance to the poor rural women in Bangladesh. It also develops new techniques and products with natural resources available in Bangladesh and provides handicraft trainings to over 800 women. Managing 8 enterprises specialized from producing handmade paper, coconut, weave baskets made from Kaisa grass and palm leaves to products made from jute and hemp, Prokritee offers jobs to poor rural women who are widows, divorcees or head-of-households with little or no income to help raise their standard of living.