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Brilliant: Buses in San Francisco Transformed into Showers for the Homeless

Yasha Wallin

In San Francisco, there are a record number 3,400 people living on the streets. And for that homeless population there are only 16 public shower stalls with limited hours. So resident Doneive Sandoval came up with the project "Lava Mae" (wash me in Spanish), which will transform defunct public buses into portable shower stalls with sinks and toilets for the homeless. The project will start in March 2014 with the aim to help the homeless feel less vulnerable and isolated.

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      • Chelsea Padgham

        That's exactly why I wanted to work with her! We need more people that not only think of ideas to solve problems, but go forward with them. I also think being an outsider, so to speak, of working in the area is what allowed her to come up with such an innovative idea. I feel individuals can become so fixated on what they've been taught is the tool-kit to solve social issues that they aren't able to see other ideas. I actually found out about her through GOOD!