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  • Water trolley
    Water trolley for Sub-Saharian Africa, made of old car tires.
  • Nearly a billion, 884 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Those people live many kilometres from a reliable source of water, leaving them vulnerable to cholera, dysentery and other water born deseases.
  • In much of the world, women and girls are traditionally responsible for domestic water supply. In Sub-Saharan Africa work of carrying heavy containers with water is mainly done by women and children. This labour causes many neck and spine injuries.
  • Main purpose – to ease the burden of carrying cleanwater.

    Other purposes – to leave women free to do other important work, prevent from health problems caused by carrying heavy loads.
  • Water trolley is a solution proposal for sub-Saharan regions of Africa, where is a problem with access to water.
  • Objectives:

    - Use minimum of materials
    - Use of locally available materials 
    - Use of recycled tires
    - Possibility of using wood from old pallets, or any other material with similar properties
    - Transportation of two jerry cans (20l capacity each)



  • Proposal:
  • Possible parts, materials needed to build the trolley:
  • References:

    www.archive.cooperhewitt.org/other90/other90.cooperhewitt.org/
    www.charitywater.org
    www.unicef.org