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Navajo couple invents $12 hand sanitizing device for underserved communities, need your help

The simple design for a replacement device ensures people have fresh, clean water to wash their hands with.

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This simple device can help save lives, and the creators need your help.

Veronica Lane and her husband grew up on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. They say families in their community will fill a basin with a small amount of water and dozens of people will use it — and reuse it — all day long to wash their hands. During a pandemic, this can have deadly consequences.

So Veronica and her husband created Níla' Táánígis, named for the Navajo phrase for "wash your hands." The simple design for a replacement device ensures people have fresh, clean water and only costs $12 to make.

They’ve already sent out 300 but need your help to make more. "We’re hoping we can get donations, get donations of supplies so that we can meet this growing need," said Lane.

Find their GoFundMe here.