Tippy Taps
Jan 26, 2021 7:00 AM
Lucy Smith
Tippy Taps

A light-hearted name for simple devices that significantly reduce the spread of deadly diseases. A group of concerned Guatemalan citizens “Los Buenos Vecinos” (The Good Neighbors) are improving the health of their communities by making and installing Tippy Taps - practical, affordable, sustainable handwash stations - and teaching WASH (water and sanitation hygiene) protocols.

Studies show that daily use of Tippy Taps combined with WASH training reduces influenza and diarrhea by 47%. Diarrhea is the major cause of malnutrition and the highest cause of death in children under 10 yrs. 74% of Mayan children have chronic malnutrition. COVID-19 makes handwashing more urgent than ever.

Rotary Clubs and individual Rotarians in Flathead Valley and across Montana would love for you to join us as we help Los Buenos Vecinos supply School Tippy Taps, towels, soap, and WASH training for thousands of children in the coastal highlands of Guatemala! Our immediate project goal is to install 50 School Tippy Taps in 26 schools. Our fundraising goal of $22,000 will complete the installations and provide contingency funds for liquid soap should government supplies be deficient or unavailable.