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.
- Greater rigidity, particularly in countries where it is common practice to carry the Jerry Can on the head.
- A larger spout to reduce wastage when pumping water into the Jerry Can.
- Potential removal of the second handle, as this drags on the ground when a single child carries the Jerry Can.
- The size of the spout is being increased to 2 inches and will be a standard feature of the traditional Jerry Can available from September 2013.
- 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
- Finding the balance between ease of shipping (less rigidity) and durability (more rigidity).
- Financial feasibility of the redesign, as it is estimated the price will rise due to the more complex manufacturing process.
- Creating a design for different end-users (head carriers and non-head carriers)
Updated June 2013