Colombia: Soap-making training for vulnerable mothers

Fragranced-soap workshops and selling techniques as income generating activity.


Taking care of the health and well-being of a family is challenging when having no formal source of income. Mothers from a vulnerable neighbourhood of Bogotá are given the opportunity to participate in a social rehabilitation and vocational training programme aimed at improving their socioeconomic conditions.

Colombia soap

As part of this programme, we are supporting Givaudan employees to teach a group of mothers of toddlers and young children how make and sell fragranced soaps as well as other cleaning products. The team of Givaudan people will not only provide technical training, but also marketing and business coaching to ensure that the women can make a living out of this activity. In addition, the beneficiaries will be able to train other women in soap-making, ensuring the sustainability of this project.

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