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Cleaning hands with soap is important for hygiene and health.

Appropriate Technology Handwash Station, Thailand

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I created a simple hand wash station for Sunday School in North East Thailand. Watch the video:

Description: The watering can is suspended, with a cord attached to the nozzle. The cord is attached to one end of a stick (perhaps 50 cm or 20 inches long) on the ground, adjusted so that one end of the stick lies on the ground, and the other is raised slightly. The user steps on the stick, dropping the nozzle and enabling them to wash without touching anything with their hands.

Suggestion: perhaps redirecting the cord around a pole or pulley would make it easier for the user to keep their feet dry? --Chriswaterguy 02:26, 9 November 2006 (PST)

Note: If you are the person (Limsumin?) who created this appropriate technology hand wash station and added the link above, thank you for this great idea! A warm welcome, and we hope you continue to contribute to Appropedia. Feel free to drop a note, and register if you wish, so that people can contact you. --Chriswaterguy 02:26, 9 November 2006 (PST)