#HerCOVID19stories – Our handwashing inventions in rural Kenya

#HerCOVID19stories – Our handwashing inventions in rural Kenya
June 7, 2020 site.admin

– By Esther Tinayo

Handwashing is key to fighting off the spread of Covid-19. In some places more than others, observing this “simple” guideline can be a big challenge, due to access to water and soap.

In Amboseli, Kenya, children are washing their hands with water from this canister hanging on a wall.

© Esther Tinayo
Amboseli, Kenya
April 2020

Soap is very hard to find in Amboseli, and it is often considered a luxury good.

In Esiteti village, people have created these homemade taps to put outside their Bomas (homesteads) in order to ensure that everyone washes their hands before entering.

© Esther Tinayo
Amboseli, Kenya
April 2020