This film showcases the tippy tap – a small solution to a big problem. In India, 1000 children die from diarrhea daily. Almost half of these lives can be saved by hand washing with soap. A low tech, inexpensive device the tippy tap is a hands-free way to wash hands. Using up-cycled materials the tippy tap represents an elegant solution to preventing transmission of disease and contamination of shared water supplies. It also conserves water, using 50ml or less to thoroughly wash with soap – that’s about 10 times less than using a bucket which is a common method used in communities without running water.


Filming locations: India 
Running time: 2.35

Director: Andrew Hinton