Derreck Kayongo: Hope Through a Bar of Soap

Derreck Kayongo Hope Through a Bar of Soap

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[tippy title ="After surviving a civil war in Uganda" header=“off”] ウガンダの内戦を生き延びたあと [subtippy title=”(map)”]

[/subtippy][/tippy] and [tippy title ="years in a refuge camp in Kenya" header=“off”] ケニアの避難キャンプでの年月(の後)[/tippy], Derreck Kayongo [tippy title ="arrived in the US" header=“off”] アメリカにたどり着いた[/tippy]. He [tippy title ="spent his first nights at a hotel" header=“off”] 最初の数日間をホテルで過ごした[/tippy] in [tippy title="Philadelphia"]

[/tippy]. [tippy title ="After coming back to his room" header=“off”] 部屋に戻った後[/tippy] [tippy title ="on the second day of his stay" header=“off”] 彼の滞在2日目に[/tippy] he saw [tippy title ="a completely new bar of soap" header=“off”] まっさらの石けんひとつ[/tippy] …

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The Story of Derreck Kayongo: Hope Through a Bar of Soap デレック・カヨンゴの物語:石けんを通しての希望 
After surviving a civil war in Uganda ウガンダの内戦を生き延びたあと
years in a refuge camp in Kenya ケニアの避難キャンプでの年月(の後)
arrived in the US アメリカにたどり着いた
spent his first nights at a hotel 最初の数日間をホテルで過ごした
After coming back to his room 部屋に戻った後
on the second day of his stay 彼の滞在2日目に
a completely new bar of soap まっさらの石けんひとつ

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After surviving a civil war in [tippy title="Uganda"]

[/tippy] and years in a refuge camp in Kenya, Derreck Kayongo arrived in the US. He spent his first nights at a hotel in [tippy title="Philadelphia"]

[/tippy]. After coming back to his room on the second day of his stay he saw a completely new bar of soap in the bathroom. He thought it was strange, because he had hardly used the soap the night before. Worried that he was being charged for it, he brought the new soap to the front desk. He was told that it was the policy of the hotel to replenish the soap every day.

Derrick couldn’t believe it. It seemed wasteful to him to throw away things that can still be used.

Derreck knows a little more than the average person about soap. His father used to make soap in Uganda. When he was sharing his experience with his father he had a good idea. He started thinking, “What if we could recycle the soap and send it to people who need it?”

global soap project

It took several years, but in 2009, Derreck Kayongo, began the Global Soap Project. Currently, 300 hotels participate in the project. So far, they have provided over 150,000 bars of recycled soap to people in ten countries.

Access to soap makes a big difference. Ever year millions of children die from diarrheal diseases even though they can easily be prevented by using soap. However, when someone can only earn $1 a day, it is extremely hard to pay 25 cents for a bar of soap. Derrick’s soap is saving lives.

Derreck is finally being recognized for his great work. In 2011 he was named a Top 10 CNN Hero.

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