Inexpensive hand washing station from recycled materials
To promote handwashing in rural areas without running water, the makers of the Tippy Tap created a simple, effective technology and a targeted outreach campaign to change behaviors. The tippy tap uses a very simple, DIY technology that is made from found materials. Hand washing with soap can prevent millions of deaths per year from diarrhea – more than TB, AIDS and malaria combined. It is also key to reducing microbial contamination in post-harvest operations!
This project is a great example of how appropriate technologies combined with creative, well-planned outreach can effectively solve problems posed by lack of infrastructure and awareness. It is really easy to build with few to no purchased materials, and is water efficient.
View the construction manual here.