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Single Spark by Luc van Hoeckel

Single Spark

Photo by Lisa Klappe

Countless men and women living in Northern Uganda have been mutilated and traumatised in the war. Besides their aching scars, they suffer from lack of self-esteem and don’t have the means to support themselves. To tackle these problems, Luc van Hoeckel developed ‘Single Spark’ a starter kit for the production of ointment – not only to ease the pain, but also as an economic impulse. Starting up a small scale operation to make and market this cream will generate an income and increase autonomy. The concept has multiple applications, says Luc: “It could also work for other products, like bread, baskets, juices and honey.”

Luc van Hoeckel