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close this bookHow to Make? An Improved Soap .. Not just for more Foam (GTZ, 1993, 71 p.)
close this folderE. Economic aspects of the improved soap production
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The small-scale soap making in pert-urban areas is mainly practiced as an income generating activity.

In this case it should solve usual problems of post-production such as storage and trashing. Moreover the determination of cost for investment and production as well as a reasonable profit margin constitute the basis for an economic viability of this activity.

The above mentioned considerations as well as the socio-economic implications (at community level) of aid to the valorisation of locally oleaginous resources define the main macro-economic aspects of this technology.