In 1985 an American doctor working in Zimbabwe put together a gourd, a board, and a cord to create the first Tippy Tap. Users tap the board/foot pedal, the gourd tips, and water drips into users hands as they wash. Simple solutions to serious problems. Tippy taps in various forms are now used around the world. Studies show the use of tippy taps combined with proper hand wash training reduce the transmission of infectious diseases by 42-47%.
Since April 2020, Los Buenos Vecinos has constructed, delivered and installed over 1,000 home tippy taps (and counting), and provided handvwash training to approximately 2,500 people at community centers, schools, and homes in five villages.