Anita Casalina talks about
Lava Mae with Doniece Sandoval
Lava Mae started with one woman, homeless in San Francisco, crying that she would never be clean. Founder Doniece Sandoval heard her cries and set in motion what eventually became Lava Mae. Started by private citizens who believe that access to showers and toilets shouldn’t be a luxury, Lava Mae seeks to serve those who lack access to what should be basic human rights – showers and sanitation. Lava Mae launched its mobile hygiene service in June of 2014 and has since provided 14,000+ showers to 2,400 people moving through homelessness, inspired similar hygiene services, and dramatically raised awareness about the lack of access to showers and basic hygiene across the U.S. and around the globe.