A Better Way to Wash Hands Without Piped Water: Designing the Povu Poa

USAID Water Team
Oct 6, 2016 · 6 min read
A member of a focus group in Kisumu, Kenya, provides user preference input for a handwashing station customized for areas without access to piped water. Photo credit: Noel Wilson
Traditional handwashing with a basin. Photo credit: Amy Pickering
Testing prototype handwashing stations in Kisumu, Kenya. Photo credit: Noel Wilson
Povu Poa handwashing stations, as bucket (left) and pipe (right) models. Image credit: Noel Wilson
A student uses the Povu Poa to wash her hands with soap and water. Photo credit: Jaynie Whinnery

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Global Waters tells the story of USAID's water-related efforts around the globe, featuring in-depth articles exploring solutions to local as well as global water challenges, opinion pieces by development professionals, and first-hand accounts from stakeholders and beneficiaries.