After the COVID-19 outbreak, Prison Fellowship Uruguay received a $500 donation to make hand sanitizer. But they decided to take it a step further by using the donation as seed money to develop an entire hand sanitizer product line, which now includes various scents such as lavender and pine.
Prison Fellowship Uruguay is donating the hand sanitizer to prisons and also selling it at local markets to generate revenue for prison programs. Their long-term strategy is to partner with the Ministry of the Interior to be the supplier of these sanitizing solutions to all of Uruguay’s prisons.
Along with providing hand sanitizer to prisons, the partnership will support the Prison Fellowship Uruguay’s Canna Home, a halfway home for the rehabilitation of recently released or selected soon-to-be-released prisoners. Established 13 years ago, Canna Home helps residents prepare to re-enter their communities by teaching them how to farm, and more recently, the process for producing hand sanitizer.