Graduation Project 2013

Luc van Hoeckel


Prizes: Rene Smeets Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Winner

Department: Man and Activity

Single Spark

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.”

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe