Jerrycan Filter Cap to help lighten the burden for women in Third World Countries.
The collection of water forms a significant part of the daily routine for most people in developing countries. It is largely women who bear this responsibility. This collected water is used for not only drinking, but many basic everyday tasks including:
Caring for livestock
Our concept focusses on improving the issue of water sanitation and wastage. The product was come up with, "Ely", is designed to enable better control of the Water flow from jerrycans as well as providing clean, drinkable water. This is what we have thus far.
Please feel free to comment on your thoughts!
We aim for the product to be:
- Universal (fits on varying plastic jerry cans)
- Filter the water adequately (Ceramic Water fitlers)
- Easily maintained and very affordable.
The bottom section is tapered with rubber material to allow it to fit on different sized cans and lock in effectively.
The steps of using the product follows:
It filters larger sediments as the can is filled. This can then be taken out and shaken out.
The top section is placed on top which houses a spree with a Y shaped tunnel. The sphere can be turned using the handle to activate the filter on one of the tunnels for drinking water and a a controlled flow from the other which can be used for washing hands etc.
We hope this could give people more control of their water use, as well as save on water wastage otherwise caused by water coming directly from the jerry can in late amounts.
Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?
Women in the developing countries across Africa.
What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?
Constructive criticism, taking on questions we have not yet uncovered/acknowledged. Any feedback would help immensely. Thanks!