The "HIPPO MOBILE SPAZA" utilizes the Hippo Water Roller as a transport vehicle and display facility for products to be sold in rural and informal communities.
The need was identified when we saw how existing Hippo Water Roller owners needed a further innovation to transport their goods as well as to become economically active.
Where woman in rural and informal communities formerly carried water for a living they now can use the time saved by using a Hippo Water Roller for business.
The Hippo Mobile Spaza (Spaza is a term for a shop that is used for in South Africa for a trading post) adds yet another dimension to solving economic problems and empowers users with a “ Business in a Box” concept:
- Transport of goods to the trading position;
- display of goods in a presentable manner;
- branding and identification of products, goods and services;
- returning home with water and cash.
The unit has a shade cover made from durable plastic; canvas or shade netting. There are excellent space for branding available on the unit to inform buyers of the particular brand or product.
There are currently over 44 000 hippo water rollers in settlements throughout the world and has been in operation for over 15 years. This "SPAZA" accessory has been received by MICRO business traders; hawkers and distributors with great enthusiasm. Traders and product brands attract immediate attention with this innovative yet simple breakthrough technology.
The opportunity exists for those who want to reach rural and informal markets with a product; or to extend their brand footprint. The Hippo Mobile Spaza can also be a small business opportunity that can grow into a massive distribution network. You can appoint agents in communities and distribute your own FMCG or help set up a domestic servant with a small business.
Can you imagine the impact - no longer carrying water from the water point but also having a mobile "trolley" that you can transport goods of up to 100KG and display goods in an orderly; well displayed method under a shade with your brand.
This is a major breakthrough with serious growth prospects with a small initial investment.
- Roller: 90 L Rotation Molded plastic drum with galvanized handle and durable plastic bearings.
- Framework: 8 mm galvanized round bar.
- Size: 1041 x 700
- Racks: 4 x 175 mm hinged and collapsible.
- Total height in transport mode: 700 mm
- Canvas canopy size: 1200 x 700 x 250
- Deployed size: 1600