In times of great uncertainty this is a concrete focus of action for prevention: building “TippyTap” taps. Help us to protect Mozambique and with your gesture, with your hand, you will be washing more hands in Mozambique.
As part of the school kitchens project in Niassa (KUKULA project), and at a time when social isolation means protection, it was essential to reinvent our action on the ground, looking at limitations as opportunities and responding to current needs!
We are APOIAR (Support). We are Associação Portuguesa de Apoio a África and we are now an active part in preventing Covid-19 in the families of the children we work with daily in the KUKULA project. Today schools are closed, so are our kitchens but the mission remains: health! One of the cheapest and most effective ways to prevent the disease is to wash your hands with soap correctly, but in Mozambique, many of the families of these children do not have immediate access to a place to wash their hands, water is scarce and some existing hand washing systems do not comply with basic hygiene rules.
We found a cheap and effective solution that we are already implementing in Sofala province and that we want to disseminate in Niassa: the Tippy Tap. We need your help to achieve this goal: one hand washes the other!
What do we ask? To contribute to the purchase of the necessary materials for the construction of the taps. We want to install 400 taps in the most vulnerable families in the communities we work with.
Tippy taps are made from a simple plastic bottle that regulates the flow of water to wash your hands. They are simple, quick to make and use a very small amount of water. The soap is tied with string to prevent it from being lost or dissolved by water (see images).
In times of great uncertainty this is a concrete action for prevention: building Tippy Taps. Help us protect Mozambique and with your gesture, with your hand, you will be washing more hands in Mozambique.