Meet ‘Howash’, Cameroonian Startup that Offers Portable Car Wash Service in Minutes

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Meet 'Howash', Cameroonian Startup that Offers Portable Car Wash Service in Minutes

Founded by Sylvian Honnang, ‘Howash’ is a solar-powered device which uses less water (about 6 litres per car), cleans the cars better, and saves time. A wash which takes about two hours, with the traditional manual car-washing, takes a maximum of twenty minutes with this device and the service is charged at a cheaper cost, despite leaving the car cleaner than a manual washing would have left it.

The device took over 9 years and about $5,000 in investment to create. It efficiently manages water while using clean solar energy and it is mobile being easily (can be moved on wheels). It is sure to help attain some environmental protection goals if it is accepted and used extensively in the long run.

The ongoing Global Goals Week, which promotes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), encourages innovations like these, innovations which are green, affordable and sustainable.

As the need for innovative inventions arises, it is pertinent that each invention should be safe for both the user and the environment. That seems to be the main focus of the Cameroonian carwash business: saving time, save energy and save money.

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Nigerians with carwash businesses, especially in areas with water scarcity, should look into investing in this, as this can help in tackling the menace of unemployment and vehicle owners who wash their cars themselves could consider getting it ( since it is portable).


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