BUS BATHING

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - FILTER - @LavaMae @lavamae Face­book.com/ LavaMae.org

WHEN DONIECE SAN­DOVAL passed a young woman on the streets of San Fran­cisco, cry­ing that she’d never be clean, she knew she wanted to make a di er­ence. nd when the city re­tired some of its buses, she knew how by tting them with show­ers and toi­lets. ava ae from the Span­ish word lavame, mean­ing ‘wash me’) is a mo­bile shower project for the home­less run out of do­nated de­com­mis­sioned buses that col­lect wa­ter from re hy­drants through­out the city. ach bus has two hot shower pods, a toi­let, a sink, a small change area and wheel­chair ac­cess. o help the project grow glob­ally, ava ae pro­vides a start-up guide of open-source les on its web­site so any city can give their at-need com­mu­ni­ties a clean break. Lavamae.org

Lava Mae’s mo­bile shower sta­tions, where home­less peo­ple can have a hot shower

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