How to Build Your Own Tippy Tap

Girl washes her hands at a tippy-tap

Handwashing with soap at critical times prevents families from getting diarrhea and other diseases. “Tippy taps” are simple (and usually free) devices that serve as a convenient access point for water and a visual reminder to wash one’s hands at crucial times. As part of its Essential Hygiene Actions (EHA) portfolio, SPRING/Bangladesh is encouraging families to wash their hands with soap after defecation, before handling food, before eating, and before feeding a child. To facilitate these actions, the project is recommending that families install tippy taps near the latrine and kitchen.

This brochure, displayed in government facilities and at Farmer Nutrition Schools,  provides step-by-step instructions for building and installing a tippy tap.