Journal Entry, 01/19

Judith, OFDALAF Haitian Soapmaker

January 19, 2015 Lovin’ Soap Project Journal Entry ~Benjamin Today was the first full day up in the mountains of this quick, impromptu trip to Haiti. Mizak is a small village that sits in a vast area of mountains and valleys outside of Jacmel, a large port city on the Southern coast of Haiti. It […]

Empowering Women in Haiti by Providing Economic Opportunity Through Soapmaking

Benjamin Aaron in Haiti

“The Place Where Projects go to Die” Since I first began traveling to Haiti, I have heard more than a few people refer to her as the “place where projects go to die.”  But why?  I’m sure there are many reasons, however I believe there to be three at the core: Travel Cost Even though […]

One Year Celebration with OFEDA Soapmakers in Haiti

Haiti OFEDA soap bricks

On January 12, 2013 Marla Bosworth and I went to Haiti to teach the first soapmaking workshop to OFEDA. Blog post here. Since then I’ve been back several times, along with Benjamin Aaron, to help OFEDA continue setting up their business. January 12, 2014, Benjamin and I were back in Haiti working with OFEDA on […]

1 Year Anniversary Party for OFEDA in Haiti!


On January 12th, 2013 we went and taught the first soapmaking workshop to OFEDA, Organisation des Femmes Devouees en Action. OFEDA is a group of amazing haitian women who banded together after the earthquake to form an organized group. As a group, they met to discuss issues, to support each other and to make plans […]

Happy Thanksgiving

teaching soapmaking in haiti

Since this past week was Thanksgiving, I’ve been reflecting on the things that I am thankful for in my life. January 12, 2014 will be the four year anniversary of Haiti’s deadly earthquake. It also happens to be the one year anniversary of when Marla and I first went to Haiti to teach soapmaking to […]