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Tippy Tap

Tippy Tap



Tap into good health. This gift equips communities with the skills to build their own "tippy tap" - a simple device that enables hand washing, and significantly helps to reduce the spread of disease. It also includes training in other important health and hygiene issues to help keep communities healthy.

“People need clean water to help them stay healthy. When we give money to TEAR it helps these people...” Abby, 4, from Melbourne, Australia.

How your gift helps

A 'tippy tap' outside the family toilet is dramatically reducing the incidence of diarrhoea in areas where clean water is scarce. This simple set-up enables families to wash their hands - an effective way of decreasing the spread of disease.

TEAR's Christian partner Oasis Mozambique has been teaching women involved in their Self-Help Groups how to make their own 'tippy taps' from cut-down jerry cans. They have also been sharing important hygiene messages which the women can pass on to their own communities and keep themselves and their children in good health.

Your gift of a tippy tap is contributing to projects like this one and making a difference in the lives of those facing poverty and marginalisation.

About our partner

Oasis Mozambique's mission is that all people have the opportunity to experience wholeness and fullness of life. They work in partnership with local churches, helping them to see, understand and respond to the poverty issues around them.

TEAR supports Oasis's Manga Loforte Community Health Project which is seeking to improve the health and nutrition of the community and helping women improve their livelihood options and participation in their community.

What you receive
  • Choose from a printed card or download-and-print pdf card (or no card, just a tax-deductible receipt).
  • Links to download-and-print cards are emailed to you after checkout.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the card.
  • Printed cards:
    • A blank envelope for your card.
    • Free standard postage within Australia (5-7 working days) or $6 for Express Post (2-3 working days). Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 1:30pm AEST. Please note: Express Post only operates in these areas within Australia.
    • Note: We cannot ship printed cards outside Australia (but you can still order the digital cards).
    • Note: We do NOT write on your cards—they are delivered to you to personalise.
  • A tax-deductible receipt.