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TIPPY TAPS

Accesible Handwashing to the Most Unaccesible Reaches of Guatemala

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SOBRE MÍ

SO... WHAT IS A TIPPY TAP?
A whimsical name for a vital device: Tippy taps were first developed by Dr. James Watt in Zimbabwe in 1985, to enable hands-free handwashing, particularly in rural areas lacking running water.

WHY TIPPY TAPS?
SAVES LIVES: When tippy tapping with soap and proper handwashing education, the rate of infectious disease in a community can be reduced by up to 47%.

SAVE WATER: Only 40ml of water is needed to effectively wash with a tippy tap, compared to the cup and bowl method, which uses approximately 500-800ml. In regions experiencing reduced water supplies, every milliliter counts. Wastewater is recycled to flush toilets or irrigation.

PROJECTS

TIPPY TAPS AT SCHOOL

In Guatemala more than 10,000 schools lack full time water and adequate fixtures. The Tippy Tap School hand-wash stations are especially designed to capture water when it becomes available,  ready for children when they arrive at school. The device holds  adequate water for 100 students to wash four times, four days. Gray water is used to flush toilets. 


Recent adaptation of the School Tippy Tap, called WASH in a Barrel, provides for a transportable model to be shipped to remote areas. When the Tippy Tap arrives, local authorities and teachers install the fixture, and open the barrel to reveal complete hand-wash curriculum with learning materials and posters. 

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LOCATION

TIPPY TAPS FOR HEALTH CLINICS

TIPPY TAPS FOR HEALTH CLINICS
Can you imagine a nurse unable to wash her hands? With only intermittent water supply, the health clinics in the mountain villages near San Andrés Itzapa lack full-time water supplies and fixtures. The medium-sized tippy tap station was developed at the request of the circuit's traveling nurses. Like its big brother, the school Tippy Tap, and the home Tippy Tap, the accessory provides a vital barrier to disease transmission.

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COMMUNITY BIOSAND FILTERS

Community Bio-Sand Filters, Los Encinos Community, Monitoring in said community by the Good Neighbors Organization, the problem that most affects the community is the lack of potable water within reach, after several meetings where the problem and the solution are gets up for the same.

Immediately provide disinfected water to families in the community, solve the need for drinking water and also provide an economic contribution, since with the installation of these filters families will not have to buy more jugs of purified water for consumption.

Mission.

Provide the necessary filters to meet the community's need for clean and disinfected water, monitor the project in its entirety from start to finish to know each of its changes, whether positive or negative, constantly monitor everything related to the filters

VIEW.

Promote the sanitization of water for consumption, create awareness about the importance of water, the benefits of having drinking water. Provide training related to the environment the correct use of the filter the benefits of this contract

Community Bio-Sand Filters, Los Encinos Community, Monitoring in said community by the Good Neighbors Organization, the problem that most affects the community is the lack of potable water within reach, after several meetings where the problem and the solution are raised for the same.

Provide sanitized water immediately to families in the community, solve the need for clean water and also provide an economic contribution, since with the installation of these filters families will not have to buy more jugs of purified water for their consumption.

MISSION.

Provide the necessary filters to satisfy the community's need for clean and sanitized water, follow up on the project in its entirety from start to finish to know each of its changes, whether positive or negative, be constantly monitoring everything related to filters

VIEW.

Promote the sanitization of water for consumption, create awareness about the importance of water, the benefits of having clean water. Provide training related to the environment, the correct use of the filter, the benefits it provides

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TIPPY TAPS AT HOME

Tippy Tap hand-wash stations and hand-wash education are provided to homes, and with continuing education involving all community stakeholders, the project is designed to create behavioral change. The presence of a Tippy Tap is a reminder to wash after dedicating, before preparing or eating food. Data are conclusive that this protocol reduces common diseases 42-48%.

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