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The Washing Machine Project

The Washing Machine Project is crowdfunding

74%
£11,230
raised of £15,000 target by 276 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to help build and transport portable, water-saving, manual washing machines to the worlds most vulnerable people

London
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Millions of people around the world need an alternative to handwashing clothes to save time, reduce water waste and improve their quality of life. The worlds poorest don't have the money, electricity or mains water supply to use an electric washing machine.

At the Washing Machine Project, we believe that it doesn't have to be this way. We are on a mission to produce an innovative hand-powered washing machine.

Nav started this project while living in a rural village in India with limited access to water and electricity. He had a lovely next-door neighbour, Divya, who he became good friends with.

Whenever they spoke, she would be doing labour-intensive tasks, such as cooking, and washing dishes and clothes by hand. She would do this for the entire evening. It occurred to Nav that he could make a washing machine for Divya and help improve her life. When he told her about this idea, her eyes lit up. She loved it!

Your donations, along with support from Oxfam, allowed us to send 50 washing machines to women like Divya in Iraqi refugee camps in February. These washing machines are already making a meaningful difference to the lives of the people living in camps during this challenging time.

We are now in the process of developing the ‘Divya Two’, which we hope to pilot this year. We’re really happy to partner with Care International who have ordered 30 ‘Divya Two’ prototypes to provide to communities in Erbil, Iraq. This will impact 300 people and could save up to 750 hours annually per household. We are also proud to be partnering with Engineers Without Borders Australia and Plan International Jordan this year as well.

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  • The Washing Machine Project2 months ago
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    The Washing Machine Project

    2 months ago

    We are really happy to partner with Care International who have ordered 30 Divya Two prototypes to provide to communities in Erbil, Iraq. We are also proud to be partnering with Engineers Without Borders Australia and Plan International Jordan this year. We really need your help to be able to fulfil these commitments and finalise our development of the Divya Two. Please consider donating to our JustGiving page to help us reach our target of £15,000. Thank you for the love and support!

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    3 months ago

    Thank you all so much for your support and donations!

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  • The Washing Machine Project1 year ago
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    The Washing Machine Project

    1 year ago
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    We are now 72% of the way to our £5,000 target with only 2 months to go! Please share this with your friends and family so we can produce more washing machines for more people.

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Page last updated on: 4/1/2021 06.17

Supporters

276

  • Jude

    Jude

    Apr 1, 2021

    I had a small extra in my pay packet this month abd wanted to pay it forward.. Keep going, youre doing good work x

    £100.00

  • Lesley

    Lesley

    Mar 29, 2021

    Happy to donate to such a worthwhile project. Keep up the great work.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 21, 2021

    £10.00

  • Lia

    Lia

    Mar 4, 2021

    Happy to take part in the 20-2-2 challenge! <3

  • Emily

    Emily

    Mar 4, 2021

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 3, 2021

  • Steph

    Steph

    Feb 25, 2021

    £5.00

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The Washing Machine Project

The Washing Machine Project

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We are a registered social enterprise (CIC) aiming to alleviate the burden of hand washing clothes for everyone, everywhere. Run by volunteers, we each bring unique skills - in engineering, data science and humanitarian action - to bear on the project.

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