Broad-Based Impact

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Boy pulling a Hippo rollerThe 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.
ECONOMIC BENEFITS
  • 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.

Evaluation

  • Impact Assessment: Department of Rural Development

    In October 2012, the South African Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) produced the Hippo Water Roller Impact Assessment Report - 8 Selected Sites.

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FAQ

Where can I BUY the Hippo roller?

Go to the Hippo Roller Shop. We ship worldwide.

Where can we request a QUOTE?

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Where can I DONATE to your project?

You may sponsor Hippo water rollers through the Hippo Roller Shop. Your full contribution will be used to provide Hippo rollers to water-stressed communities.

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