A non-profit organisation is bringing hand-washing and sanitising facilities to Bloekombos and Wallacedene, making it easier for people in the overcrowded communities to protect themselves from Covid-19.
The project by SOS is funded by a water-technology company and has established 36 of the hygiene stations, each costing more than R50 000. They include 5000-litre water tanks, a year’s supply of soap refills, sanitiser, gloves and masks.
SOS executive director Shelley Humphreys said there were tanks in Old Paarl Road, Sam Njokozela Avenue, Nomazi Street, Magubudela Street, and La Boheme Street.
The NPO is busy installing 14 more units and has plans to place some in Scottsdene.
Each stations is contained in a steel box, made by local welders, with a locked bolt.
Fourteen women have been employed to manage, sterilise and fill the tanks regularly.