A shipping container loaded with 175 Hippo Water Rollers, arrived in Maleng-Agok in April 2010.
These had been sponsored by some generous donors from Sydney, Australia, who wish to remain anonymous.
The Hippo Water Rollers were handed out under the supervision of the Lakes States Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Eli Magok, along with the local chief and other senior government officials.
Cost to the donors was approximately USD33,000 covering both the cost of rollers and the shipping container plus delivery of the rollers right up to Maleng-Agok.
Community leaders and government officials from GOSS (Government of South Sudan) held meetings in Juba, the new capital of South Sudan, to decide how to go about distributing the sponsored Hippo Water Rollers. It was decided to give 30 of the rollers free of charge to some of the more elderly community members and the rest were sold at $40 each. These contributions will be used to convert the shipping container into a medical clinic for the benefit of all, and also serves to promote a sense of ownership and value resulting in a longer life-span of the roller.
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