Making clothes washing easy for women in low-income and water-scarce communities
Two social enterprises and a private company have developed this innovative handheld laundry device to facilitate washing in low-income communities. IziWasha is a simple and affordable handheld laundry device aimed at improving the lives of women by easing the burden of hand-washing whilst saving water. iziWasha will be manufactured in South Africa and sold and promoted through retailers as well as female micro entrepreneurs across the continent and in other emerging markets, where the majority of people do not have electric washing machines.
iziWasha (Pty) Ltd: South African for-profit social enterprise owned and managed by a small team of social entrepreneurs.
The Lapdesk Company: educational social enterprise aimed at addressing the desk shortages in schools across Africa and the developing world. Lapdesk intends to partner with iziWasha Ltd by offering incubation facilities during the company’s start-up phase.
Kommunity Group Projects: umbrella group of social enterprises which will provide strategic and IP support.