Wish for WASH
Over 4 billion people lack access to safely managed sanitation, which is a statistic that disproportionately hinders the livelihoods of women, girls and other marginalized groups globally.World Health Organization
Wish for WASH was created as a social impact organization and was founded by a Georgia alumna while she was an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech. Our mission is to amplify more diverse voices and inclusive innovations in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and global health sectors through the lens of research, design and education because #everybodypoops.
Check out some of our innovative sanitation projects, pilots, and initiatives over the years. We approach all of our work with a human centered design and gender equity lens to ensure that the outputs of our work is generative, sustainable and inclusive because #everybodypoops.
- Wish for WASH’s patented Safichoo 1.0 toilet design wins the Inventure Prize
- The SafiChoo toilet was piloted in the Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya.
- Based on user feedback the Safichoo toiler was iterated (SafiChoo 2.0) using human centered design/design thinking methodologies.
- The SafiChoo 2.0 pour-flush toilet was piloted in Lusaka, Zambia.
- The construction began on a dry toilet for Global Growers Farm in Decatur, GA.
- The Wish for WASH team conducted post-construction monitoring, user feedback interviews
- The Wish for WASH Design Thinking Education team partnered with the Paideia School to pilot a toilet curriculum for high schoolers
- The same team worked with OpenIDEO to conducted community-based Design Jams about WASH
- The Compost research team began conducting research
- The Wish for WASH instructional design team piloted a WASH-related curriculum with IRC Atlanta
- The Wish for WASH Design Thinking team piloted a WASH-related Design Jam with Girl Scouts Atlanta and to fundraise for people experiencing homeless during COVID19.
- In 2021, we are excited to continue our exciting research, design and engineering projects related to self cleaning toilets, nutrient recovery and bioreactors, as well as off grid toilets in addition to growing our curriculum development work and design thinking work with community partners like the International Rescue Committee Atlanta and Girl Scouts Atlanta.