According to the Global Poverty Info Bank, women are 50% of the world’s population, yet make up full 70% of the world’s poor. It’s an astonishing figure. Millions of women in less-developed countries live under crushing poverty and discrimination that makes access to basic needs such as healthcare, safe childbirth, education, employment, and participation in their own communities, nearly impossible. This means we must ensure women and girls have a means to overcome inequality and benefit from economic development by addressing the core problems head on.
HIM 4 HER
The Imperial Drifter deeply believes in equal gender rights, and we are active daily in moving the movement within the context of what we do as a company. We work directly with a women’s empowerment organization, called The Lovin Soap Project, whose mission is to empower women through teaching them how to make soap and bodycare products for not only purposes of desperately needed hygiene, but also start-up micro-businesses.
IN ADDITION, WE PROVIDE $1 TO THE PROJECT FROM EVERY PRODUCT YOU PURCHASE.
Benjamin, Founder & Drifter, is Co-Director of The Lovin’ Soap Project, an official 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit Organization. The Lovin’ Soap Project team travels to any and all developing, impoverished nations and regions of the world and implements a format for trade and hygiene improvement.
THE LOVIN' SOAP PROJECT
If we give women the means to earn a living, they will invest it in their daughters as well, helping nations rise out of poverty. The Lovin’ Soap Project empowers women with economic opportunity through the micro-business of artisan soapmaking.
The Imperial Drifter embodies what it means to travel and learn about new cultures and regions of our planet
through community-driven action. This is what the Lovin’ Soap Project is all about.
Since the inception of the project, Benjamin and the team have recurrently traveled to Haiti, Uganda, Tibet and India. In 2016, they will be teaching a new (which will total 3) group in Haiti, and will also travel to Senegal for the first time to teach a new group of women.