Many people in Zimbabwe can’t afford soap, but wood ash is very effective for handwashing and readily available. In addition to supplying families and schools with BioSand Filters for purifying water, Bopoma Villages’ water team provides teaching on hygiene, including handwashing. Handwashing alone can reduce the mortality rate by 40%.

Washing with Wood Ash

These children are learning handwashing through use of a Tippy Tap.