Hygiene-related illnesses are among the top two causes of childhood mortality, worldwide. Approximately 3,600 children under the age of five die every day due to respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases that are preventable.
With access to clean water, proper sanitation, and adequate hygiene, morbidity rates can be reduced by 50% or more. In fact, studies show that hand washing with soap and water is the single most effective way to prevent hygiene-related deaths.
Clean the World was founded in Orlando, FL in 2009
to address global health issues by using discarded hygiene supplies from the hospitality industry. Aiming to reduce the number of hygiene-related deaths, we began recycling soap into new bars to distribute to communities in need.
In 2015, Clean the World joined forces with nonprofit organization Global Soap to tackle international health disparities. Working towards the universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), we focus on outcome-based programs to improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations around the world.
Since our founding, we have impacted millions of lives through our programs and through those of our NGO partners. With an emphasis on education, training, and community engagement, all our programs promote self-sustainability and lead to long-lasting impact.
Throughout our history, we have distributed over 50 million bars of soap, hygiene kits, and other WASH supplies, contributing to a 60% reduction in the rate of deaths related to poor hygiene. Having served over
10 million people in 127 countries within the past 10 years, we’re on a mission to provide WASH for All.
CLEAN THE WORLD FOUNDATION HAS SERVED OVER
PEOPLE IN OVER OVER 127 COUNTRIES