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November 12, 2019

Dagoberto is a community leader that has selflessly worked to help people

in his little town earn extra income by collecting soapberries.  While no one has gotten rich, he has seen that the soapberry project has helped parents buy milk for their children. Paying a light...

December 5, 2018

It can make a big difference to a family to have a little extra money

at a time of year when many people have no other

income. The soapberry harvest comes at the end of the coffee harvest

and before the time to plant corn.

Some times the difference between success and fail...

November 21, 2018

Betty makes the cloth bags that help keep soapberries in place in

your washing machine. This allows her to help her family in

a practical way from her home.

We are trying to create maximum impact for soapberries in the communities they come from. Whenever we can, we sourc...

November 7, 2018

Dagoberto is a community leader that has selflessly worked to help people

in his little town earn extra income by collecting soapberries.  While no one has gotten rich, he has seen that the soapberry project has helped parents buy milk for their children. Paying a light...

October 24, 2018

God gave us noses that are supposed to tell us what is pleasant.  Which is why the smell of chocolate chip cookies helps sell houses.  And why the comercial detergents on the market are full of extra scents.  We like things to smell good.   But that "fresh scent" that...

October 10, 2018

Olvidio’s life changed forever several years ago when he fell out of a tree, breaking both legs.  One of his legs did not heal properly, making it difficult for him to work to support his family. To sell whole soapberries, the seeds have to be removed by hand, a perfec...

September 26, 2018

Selvin has worked with the soapberry project for two and a half years.  

He has been able to finish his house by building an indoor bathroom. Selvin is generous with what God has provided through this job.  We often hear of people he has helped in one way or another. Hi...

September 12, 2018

Keila has worked with processing soapberries for a about a year, since she

graduated from high school.  Keila uses her earnings to help her family

and and to fulfill her life-long dream of studying music. She has purchased her...

September 5, 2018

Mario has worked with processing soapberries for a year and a half.. Before he began working for us, his work situation was precarious, doing whatever day jobs he could find.  Working with the soapberries has allowed him to get out of debt that he took on when their ba...

December 19, 2017

Usually we think of helping people as giving money away.  But here at Toucan Trading we like to think about everything we do as a win-win.

When we sell soapberries it benefits the people who use a natural and hypoallergenic clean.  That sale also allows us to have more...

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