Startacus
Join Now! /

Lava Mae offers a smart solution to help with homeless hygiene

Startacus RSS

by Startacus Admin

Lava Mae

Many of you will have seen the odd pop-up library or bus in your time. Great for helping communities that live in remote areas to gain access to books and learning. But what about a ‘pop-on’ shower bus that provides showers to the homeless? We looked at Lava Mae who are doing just that…

The idea for Lava Mae was conceived when Founder Doniece Sandoval heard the cries of a homeless lady in San Francisco, crying that she would never be clean. Jump forward to the Summer of 2014 and Lava Mae launched its mobile hygiene service in San Francisco (now also LA).

Lava Mae is basically a converted bus, turned shower facility, that has since provided 14,000+ showers to 2,400 people moving through homelessness.

Providing dignity to those that use the showers and also driving awareness about the lack of access to basic hygiene, Lava Mae deserves more than a pat on the back for their social endeavours, and at a time when the world perhaps seems that little bit more selfish and insular - a welcome reminder that innovation and humility can and do go hand in hand.

Check out this Indiegogo supported video below that gives you a little more background on their story to date and also pop on over to the Lava Mae site where you can find out more about their project and plans.

Lava Mae





Subscribe to our newsletter

If you would like to receive our startup themed newsletter, full of the latest startup opportunities, events, news, stories, tips and advice, then sign up here.
Startacus RSS
Business DealsSubmit Your Startup
Win TicketsNetwork and Collaborate
Our Latest Features



Published on: 8th February 2017

If you would like to enable commenting via your Startacus account, please enable Disqus functionality in your Account Settings.


Create an Idea!View Other Ideas, Projects or Startups
Why not Sign Up?
Create Projects
Edit Projects
Self Interviews
Self Starter of the Year
Product Giveaways
Subscribe to our Newsletter
  • Stashbee announces £1.6m funding round on Seedrs 17th Jun 2019 Stashbee, the online sharing-economy platform for storage space, has announced a £1.6m funding round on leading European investment platform Seedrs.
  • The upSTART finalists at Digital DNA 2019 13th Jun 2019 upSTART, the startup pitch competition at Digital DNA 2019 will see over 20 disruptive NI-based startups pitch to determine who will win an all-expenses paid trip to explore the New York tech scene.
  • Lloyd's Lab announces third round of applications 3rd Jun 2019 From data sharing to next generation claims, insurance industry focused tech startups are currently being sought after to join Lloyd's Lab cohort 3.
  • Startup Exhibitor package at Digital DNA 2019 28th May 2019 New startup exhibitor package at Digital DNA 2019 gives startups access to 150 Speakers, an estimated 3,000 attendees, 121 investor meetings, a startup pod to exhibit and 4 x 1 full-access exhibition tickets!
Startacus
Check us out at our Google+ page!