Povu Poa

Innovations for Poverty Action

The Povu Poa is a portable handwashing system that utilizes a foaming soap dispenser and a water-efficient tap for use in household and institutional environments that lack access to piped water systems.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Povu Poa is a handwashing station designed to reduce water and soap consumption while improving the hygienic aspects of handwashing. The Povu Poa comes in a bucket stand model and a pipe model. The soap used in the Povu Poa is turned into foam allowing for a reduction in soap used. The Povu Poa design is continuously being improved. The Povu Poa was created collaboratively between universities and is currently still in the iteration process as of August 2020.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Innovations for Poverty Action

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Envirosan 2L Handwashing Unit in South Africa, Tippy Tap (open source), and Happy Tap in Southeast and South Asia

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The Povu Poa is targeted to users that lack access to piped water systems whether that is in rural areas or informal urban settlements.

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