Palm to Palm (P2P) is an economic development project that aims to put the people of Kono District to work by producing products (palm oil and palm kernel soap) that are used by the residents of Kono. P2P’s slogan “By the people of Kono, for the people of Kono” therefore reflects the project’s multiple goals: producing products the residents of Kono use daily in a sustainable manner. Producing these products in a sustainable fashion will help build an economy in Kono (and Sierra Leone) that is based on the extraction of renewable products. In 2014, the production of palm kernel soap gained increased importance due to the Ebola outbreak and the potential link between soap production and health.
Gomez, Jonathan Eric, Arielle Lee, and Neil Desnoyers. "Palm to Palm: Sustainable Development in Sierra Leone and the Impact of the Ebola Outbreak." Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference. Cambridge, MA. 20 March 2015. Conference presentation.