Based on the feedback from field-testing in Afghanistan, CAR, Sudan, and Haiti, the new Jerry Can is being redesigned to better suit end-user needs.
1.) Greater rigidity, particularly in countries where it is common practice to carry the Jerry Can on the head.
2.) A larger opening to reduce wastage when pumping water into the Jerry Can.
3.) Potential removal of the second handle, as this drags on the ground when a single child carries the Jerry Can.
1.) The size of the opening is being increased and will be a standard feature of the traditional Jerry Can available from September 2013.
2.) UNICEF, in partnership with Promens, is modifying the new model and developing a prototype which will be ready for field testing beginning between the third and fourth quarters.
Challenges Moving Forward:
1.) Finding the balance between ease of shipping (less rigidity) and durability (more rigidity).
2.) Financial feasibility of the redesign, as it is estimated the price will rise due to the more complex manufacturing process.
3.) Creating a design for different end-users (head carriers and non-head carriers).