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    Weʼve raised £10 to help fund the product development of a washing solution that will ease the burden of hand-washing clothes.

    London
    Funded on Tuesday, 30th April 2019

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    The Washing Machine Project

    As it stands, 70% of the world’s population don’t have access to a washing machine and resort to hand washing clothes. Where there is access, infrequent electricity and water supplies ensure washing machines are not a sustainable option. The Washing Machine Project is a grassroots social enterprise established by Nav Sawhney of Nav’s Project 365 and is dedicated to alleviating the burden of hand washing clothes.

    We are working towards a solution. Our team is small and we’re pretty new to this but we feel something special. When we talk to people about our idea and plans on achieving it their faces light up. We’ve even had a couple of advanced orders. We’re currently developing a single, standalone, off the grid washing solution that will be affordable, portable and accessible to everyone. Our experience in product design will provide a sustainable solution to hand washing clothes, as households will be able to operate it without relying on third parties or infrequent electricity supplies. Our experience in international development has taught us the importance of sustainable solutions. We believe our product will revolutionise the WASH Sector by providing refugees and indigent citizens with an alternative to hand washing clothes and as a consequence reducing associated health risks.

    2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for us, with trips to Jordan and Iraq, visiting refugee camps and meeting with international charities who are helping us on our journey.

    100% of the money raised will be going directly towards the product development of this washing solution. From buying materials for prototypes to sending samples to refugee camps to test.

    We hope you support us on this journey.

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    • The Washing Machine Project4 months ago
      The Washing Machine Project

      The Washing Machine Project

      4 months ago

      We're fundraising to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, and to support the design and manufacture of our first fifty washing machine prototypes, which will be piloted in Northern Iraq in December 2019

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    • Dan Williams

      Dan Williams

      Jan 5, 2019

      Best wishes with the project Nav & friends

      £10.00

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    The Washing Machine Project

    The Washing Machine Project

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    We are the Washing Machine Project. Our vision is of a world where everyone has access to a washing solution that limits the burden of hand washing clothes. The Washing Machine Project was founded in the UK and has a small team of 4 people. We aim to launch a solution in 2020.

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