Honduras, I have heard, is the third poorest country in the western hemisphere, which is a dubious distinction, on a good year and this year things are bad.
To quote from someone on the ground:
"The situation this year is described as significantly worse than last year. No rain for some 9 months, no harvests, no work and an abundant soap berry harvest means that the word has spread and people have found hundreds of "new to us" trees. The only cash income work option in the next six weeks before the rain starts is the soap berry harvest."
Did you catch the impact here? THE ONLY CASH INCOME FOR MANY THIS YEAR WILL BE SOAPBERRIES!
Here is the catch, we can't purchase soapberries unless you purchase soapberries. And that is why your laundry can literally help save a life! By helping us create a viable source of demand, we can generate the money to put food on people's tables in the next six weeks, not some time in the far distant future, or if things work out, but now.
It does take changing your laundry around- but if you can have clean laundry and help save a life, now that is good for people and good for the planet!