An efficient Hand-washing device that multi-dispenses water and soap separately
For centuries, observing hand hygiene has been considered as a do-it-yourself vaccine against contaminating bacteria and viruses causing stomach, respiratory, skin and eye infections from poor hygiene practices. To date, proper hand hygiene remains to be a crucial preventive health measure in curbing the spread of COVID-19. Data has it that over 95% of institutions, commercial and public premises in our country lack sustainable and efficient amenities for the public to utilize in matters of observing proper hand hygiene.
The three main barriers to hand washing practices at school level are cost of water, lack of facilities and soap disappearance/wastage. The G-tap is a group hand washing device that dispenses water and soap separately serving up to 40 users simultaneously while saving over 80% of water, soap and time used per wash.
The device is made from locally available materials and has proved to increase hand washing behavior among pupils by over 70% within 5 weeks after installation hence as a preventive health measure in line with SDGs 3, 4 & 6 our innovation is bound to improve the health of children, reduce class absenteeism by pupils sitting at home nursing communicable diseases and reduce water consumption/wastage which is a scarce resource in Africa and developing countries.
Through the implementation of the G-Tap, Tippy Tap Kenya aims to achieve the following:
Tippy Tap Kenya is currently raising capital and funds in order to set up a central manufacturing workshop and begin production of at least 1500 hand hygiene devices which will be supplied to over 600 public and private premises in Kenyam with projected profit margins of over 60% in profits. This will guarantee over 500,000 daily users have access to sustainable hand hygiene facilities within their immediate institutions, commercial, residential or public spaces in the mutual fight against spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases caused by poor hygiene practices.