The benefit of the Hippo roller is immediate. It saves time, reduces suffering, and improves health and hygiene.
EMPOWERS WOMEN AND CHILDREN
- It gives women and children more time to do other important tasks around the household.
- It allows more children to attend school and secure a proper education.
- Women's self-confidence and dignity are improved since they can now braid their hair, which is a practice previously impossible because they had to carry water buckets on their heads.
- It has also decreased the rate at which women experience hair loss.
POSITIVE CULTURAL CHANGE
- Men who generally consider collecting water a menial task, are proud of the technology and have started collecting water using the Hippo roller.
IMPROVES HEALTH AND HYGIENE
- More water means a better quality of life through increased hygiene and cleanliness resulting in fewer medical problems.
- Rolling rather than carrying heavy buckets of water reduces the strain on the skeletal frame reducing the possibilities of physical injury.
- The roller has given people the opportunity to grow more produce and earn a higher income from the potential increase in sales, due to higher yields.
- Small-scale entrepreneurs - by using the Hippo Mobile Spaza, are also able to transport and display their goods more effectively, while at the same time protect their produce from the sun.