After successfully piloting the „HappyTap“ - a device that brings together soap and water in an affordable, purpose-built, and attractive handwashing station - WaterSHED will improve, disseminate, and rigorously evaluate the HappyTap in Vietnam.
The concept of the HappyTap device, originally conceived through the World Bank Water & Sanitation Programme’s Global Handwashing Initiative, is to bring together soap and water in an affordable, purpose-built, and attractive handwashing station that makes hygienic behavior convenient and easy. Developed through a rigorous design and iterative testing phase through 2010, the HappyTap product reflects the right mix of aesthetic appeal, functionality, durability and affordability.
This project is funded under the USAID DIV scheme.
After successfully piloting the HappyTap at Stage 1 (time period: April 2012 to April 2013, with USD 100,000 from DIV plus other sources of funding), WaterSHED re-competed and won DIV Stage 2 funding to improve, disseminate, and rigorously evaluate the HappyTap in Vietnam.
Asia & Pacific Behaviour change Health and hygiene Local NGO Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Specific to one or several countries United States government
danijela milosevic (milli)
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