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"Veronica Buckets" Promote Frequent Hand Washing in Africa

“It is a sight to see the colors all over the place!” MMS in Ghana write in response to the growing popularity of “Veronica buckets.” Originally invented 30 years ago by a woman named Veronica Bekoe, the buckets provide a safe and affordable option for handwashing. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Veronica buckets are now appearing in large numbers at the entrance of shops and other facilities across Africa!

MMS in Ghana share: “We salute Ms. Veronica Bekoe, and many like her whose little inventions make a lot of difference but who are not given the due recognition they deserve. Well done!”