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Innovation and Empowerment: BiGS’ Support for Ghana’s Soap Manufacturing Industry

Empowering communities and making a positive impact on people’s lives is a noble cause. It is especially inspiring to see organizations and individuals who recognize the importance of giving back to society and take the initiative to contribute towards that cause. The recent visit of the British in Ghana Society (BiGS) to the Omanye Soap Manufacturing Cooperative is a perfect example of this.

Visit of British In Ghana Society

The Omanye Soap Manufacturing Cooperative is a community-based project that seeks to empower low-income women and provide them with the necessary skills to become financially independent. The project, which is a collaborative effort between the Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF), Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO), and Shea and Cocoa Skincare, has trained and mentored thirty street-connected women in practical soap-making skills over the past 12 months.

The funding received from BiGS played a significant role in enhancing the project and empowering the cooperative members. The GHS10,000.00 donation allowed the purchase of essential tools and materials that streamlined the soap-making process and ensured consistent quality.

During the visit, the BiGS members had the opportunity to witness hands-on experience of members creating their own unique soaps, the positive impact of their funding and the progress made by the cooperative. The hands-on soap-making demonstration showcased the expertise and creativity displayed by the cooperative members. The renovated Omanye Shop, which will serve as a mini-market for the cooperative to showcase their soap products, was another highlight of the visit.

What is even more inspiring is the potential future collaborations between BiGS and the cooperative. The discussions centered around connecting the cooperative with established professionals in the soap-making industry who may require outsourcing production. This collaboration would not only benefit the cooperative by providing additional income opportunities but would also contribute to the growth and expansion of the soap-making industry in Ghana.

The success of this project and the visit of BiGS should serve as an inspiration to all of us. It is a reminder that we all have a role to play in empowering our communities and making a positive impact on people’s lives. We should all strive to support initiatives that seek to make a difference in the lives of the less privileged.