Soap crayon encourages children to wash their hands

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

With hygiene a global challenge and the use of hand sanitizer becoming increasingly prevalent, staying clean has never been more important. Millions of germs are being transferred by hands on a daily basis and shocking figures reveal that around 800 children die every year as a result of poor sanitary conditions. SoaPen could be the answer to this significant problem. The soap comes in a pen shaped tool, featuring a roller ball top and twist off lid. With the aim of being portable and easy to use and fun for children, the product was developed to promote the habit of hand-washing…

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