While Munich has products available online, she says almost all of her stock is donated to others, simply because she wants to help. The virus isn’t a way to advertise her business, Munich says she genuinely enjoys contributing and sharing her work to help, even if it means losing money. Though she says no donation is required for those receiving soap, she says strangers have voluntarily given monetary donations to help support her small business during COVID-19, and to show appreciation for what she’s doing for others. So far, she has raised over $100 in monetary donations, but has given away much more than that in product donations.
Before the pandemic, Munich was a physics PhD student and an online tutor for students at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Given that summer courses are primarily online, she is predicting that online tutoring will slow down. So, she says a majority of her summer income has been taken away.