CNN heroes archive
Meet Derreck
Derreck Kayongo's Global Soap Project recycles partially used hotel soap to save lives in impoverished countries. Video Video | Update | Backstage Video | Tribute Video
The story behind the Hero
That bar of soap you used once or twice during your last hotel stay might now be helping poor children fight disease.
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Get involved
Want to get involved? Check out The Global Soap Project website and see how to help. Get involved | Support the cause
Exploring the issue
In developing countries around the world, millions of children lack access to soap and clean water. Full story
After the selection of this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes, CNN was made aware that an executive of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. had previously made donations to the Global Soap Project. The CNN Editorial Board that selected the Top 10 was not aware of these donations prior to the selection process and they were not a factor in their decision-making. CNN is a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.