Arkoun – hand made soaps
Arkoun means thank you in Khmer. It is also an Australian social enterprise that Georgie Demir started in 2017 at the age of thirteen. Profits from the sale of her soaps will help fund the building of wash houses in Cambodian schools.
“Do you know washing your hands is the simplest way to keep kids from getting sick? Yet this is a luxury in many countries. Globally, 1800 children under the age of five die every day from diseases linked to poor water, sanitation and hygiene.”
In 2017 Georgie and her mum traveled to Cambodia and volunteered to build a school wash house to help solve this health problem. A wash house provides 400 children with clean water to brush their teeth and wash their hands.
Georgie saw the good it did and continues to do so she set up my own social enterprise in 2017 at the age of thirteen. Profits from the sale of her handmade soaps will help build future wash houses and save more lives.