CUSTOM CHALLENGE; INDIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
"Tippy Tap" handwashing station.
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DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Street food is an integral part of Indian cities. Unofficial government estimates state that there are over a hundred million street food vendors in India. However, lack of infrastructure and awareness about food safety and handling among street food vendors makes it a significant contributor to food borne diseases. Through CleanTap, the organization aims to provide an easy, portable, DIY solution to the sanitation infrastructure challenge and combine it with an effective social marketing strategy to promote behavior change.
A Tippy Tap is an easy, portable, low-cost device that encourages hard washing and saves water. It can be made with scraps of readily available local material. The apparatus involves a container that holds water with a hole on tap where the water flows out from. The flow of water is controlled by a foot lever. Their design of the Tippy Tap for food carts focuses heavily on portability. On average, a tippy tap involves a $1 investment per person to promote hand washing. It has been successfully deployed as a standalone product in rural areas of India.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Launch pilot with 25 street food vendors
- Provide hand washing for 1500 customers in Mumbai
Prerna Seth - Co-Founder
Molly Daniell - Co-Founder
Joel Putnam - Co-Founder