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The Washing Machine Project

The Washing Machine Project is crowdfunding

raised of £15,000 target by 231 supporters

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

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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.

Now we need your help. We want to be able to send more washing machines to more families living in refugee camps and create change. Your donations will support us to refine the design of our washing machines for a second more extensive pilot program later this year, of approximately 200 machines.

Please donate if you can.

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  • The Washing Machine Project23 days ago
    The Washing Machine Project

    The Washing Machine Project

    23 days ago

    Thank you all so much for your support and donations!

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  • The Washing Machine Project9 months ago
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    The Washing Machine Project

    9 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    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: 1/27/2021 05.18



  • Anonymous


    Jan 27, 2021

    Cheering for you and your great project from Japan!

  • Dan from electrical

    Dan from electrical

    Jan 26, 2021

    Keep up the great work team


  • Anonymous


    Jan 26, 2021

  • tom davies

    tom davies

    Jan 26, 2021

    Well done guys - a great cause


  • Jemima Clifford

    Jemima Clifford

    Jan 26, 2021


  • Nico


    Jan 26, 2021

    Thanks for the motivation to go out and run Nav! And.. for a good cause!


  • Caroline Hammond

    Caroline Hammond

    Jan 24, 2021

    Good luck. Hope you get loads of machines.

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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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