Handwashing in Ghana
The photo above shows our Ghana team member Joseph Hassan Wumbei preparing Veronica Buckets to encourage handwashing during the pandemic.
These are buckets fitted with a tap, so people can wash their hands in flowing water, along with a bowl to collect wastewater.
This makes them a very cost-effective way to embed good hygiene practice where there is no water supply.
So far, CHIPS has purchased and installed 16 Veronica Buckets at our base and in 12 villages.
It costs approximately £10 to buy and prepare a bucket, and each one can be used by up to 80 people.
Named after their Ghanaian inventor Veronica Bekoe, a biological scientist, these buckets are now used in villages, schools and public places in many other African countries too!