The goat milk soap making project originated by the desire of TERREWODE founder, Alice Emasu, to develop an additional line of products for a much needed new revenue stream for fistula survivors and their communities in Uganda. 


Inspired by a gift of soap made from goat’s milk brought from the central wilderness area of Oregon to the Ugandan women that TERREWODE serves, this little project has grown significantly since its initial pilot training sessions in early 2016. Today, villagers in the Soroti area of Uganda are busy making this small batch soap, one soapbox bar at a time. 

The goal of this project is to create economic opportunities for marginalized women in a safe and empowering work environment. 


In addition to garnering an income from making soap, the women also sell their goat’s excess milk to neighbors and serve it to their families for enhanced nutrition. A multi-benefit small business enterprise! 

Global partners such as Heifer International, MAPLE Microdevelopment, Oregon State University, University of Oregon and Vacasa have offered and combined resources to foster the path in bringing this soap, lovingly made by Ugandan fistula survivors and their communities, to you. 

Due to its very few skin-loving organic ingredients this soap is great for sensitive skin. We hope you like our product, and would very much like to hear from you.

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Terrewode Women's Fund

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