The Khulumani facilitators did a superb job to introduce the Hippo roller to the community in their local language and to put mechanisms in place that are designed to maximise community ownership and benefit.
The Mobile Spaza utilizes the Hippo water roller as a transport vehicle and display facility for products to be sold in rural and informal communities.
We provided training to several small business owners in setting up the Hippo Mobile Spaza as a display unit and using it for transporting goods and products.
Reports from Sada Township at Whittlesea indicate that the Mobile Spaza roller is drawing a huge amount of attention. It is being operated in Whittlesea apparently on the main road through the town and is selling pop corn and vetkoek (fat cakes) that the local Khulumani group is making.
The group has also been asked to transport water for a small fee to homes where funerals are taking place and where there is a need for water for all the people. Apparently demonstrations of the water roller are being held to introduce it to more people in the local communities.