Soapen is a soap-marker tool that is used to teach proper hand-washing.

Product description Brand name and product description

SoaPen promotes good hand washing practices in school children. An adult uses the pen to draw on a child’s hand before washing and challenges the child to wash away every trace of the pen. The drawing on the child’s hand turns to soap, and washes the child’s hands, lowering risk of infectious illness and teaching proper hand-washing.

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?"

This product is distributed by the manufacturer.

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.

Similar products or programs include Sundara, Dettol, Glo Germ, and GlitterBug Germbusters.

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)

Target users are anyone interested in teaching better hand washing techniques.

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