The heavy containers are usually carried on their heads or backs which can cause skeletal problems including deformity and disability.
Aqua Packs, created by Amor Leather in Ethiopia, holds the typical size jerry can in a durable, comfortable backpack with padded and adjustable shoulder straps. The Aqua Pack helps disperse the weight more comfortably. When not carrying water, they can also carry groceries.
Ethio Sky, owned by Lori Precious, is raising money to fund manufacture and distribution of a minimum of 50 Aqua Packs to provide free to women and girls in Ethiopia.
Each Aqua Pack costs $26 to manufacture and distribute. As volume rises, cost will go down. 50 Aqua Packs cost $1300.
We'll first distribute them in Omo Valley, Ethiopia in about 6 weeks. From this 50 we will gather information from the women who use them on how to make them better.
Our long range plan is to find funding to manufacture more Aqua Packs, providing more of them in Ethiopia and other countries.
Ethio Sky is US based and female owned company as is Amor Leather in Addis Ababa, employing an all female work force.
Thank you for your contribution which makes life easier for women and girls in Ethiopia!
Try carrying 40-50 pounds on your back--it's hard!
Aqua Pack side view--super sturdy!
Aqua Pack front view Padded Shoulders & belt for stability
Handles for carrying
Aqua Packs can be used to ease the burden of carrying other heavy loads.
Thanks again for your contribution!
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