During this past year, Barb Bodner, of Oak Park, Illinois, experimented with soapmaking, using materials readily available in Kenya. On our first day in Kenya, she was off & running teaching the Mukuru women's group how to make and market the soap, with the help of Carol Flasnick, a volunteer from Helena, Montana. The same program was held in Naivasha at Upendo Village, and in western Kenya in Kitale (after a marvelous singing/dancing greeting by Turkana women). Soapmaking will provide a profitable small business opportunity for these women's groups. Barb is nothing short of a genius for being able to work her chemistry magic under conditions less than ideal and across formidable language barriers.