Work for people with disabilities
Six people with disabilities produce the soap in the “Wohnwerk Basel”. They plane away the outer layer of the bars of soap, chop up what remains into small pieces and press the granules into new bars of soap – achieving up to 700 bars a day at peak times. SapoCycle has, in the meantime, built up a base of more than 7000 individuals in need to whom it makes deliveries. The Swiss Red Cross takes charge of transport abroad and local distribution. However, some of the new bars of soap also remain in Switzerland where the organisations “Tischlein deck dich” and “Schweizer Tafel” hand them out to people living on or below the poverty line.