The Hippo Water Roller makes more water and time available for education, household tasks and food production enabling people to transport up to five times more water to their homes and food gardens
“The introduction of Hippo rollers in WFP supported primary schools significantly reduced the daily burden on women and children…” - UN World Food Program
Our Core Values
WE IMPROVE ACCESS TO WATER
Hippo Roller works with rural and impoverished communities to help improve access to water. Our innovation makes more water and time available for education, household tasks and food production, enabling people to transport up to 5 x more water to their homes and food gardens.
WE PROMOTE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
To make a durable and maintenance free solution for daily use in tough rural terrain is costly. We provide social investment and fundraising opportunities for NGO’s, government, corporations, and individuals to purchase Hippo Water Rollers for those who need them most, but typically cannot afford them.
WE GROW A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Hippo Roller is a social enterprise that facilitates the distribution of its products to water-stressed communities, while addressing the challenge of end-user affordability. It has a hybrid business model to ensure its economic and social sustainability.
WE PROVIDE APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
The Hippo Roller is an immediate and appropriate response to the issues surrounding water access and food security with broad social impact. It is widely accepted in many countries by water-stressed communities.
The Hippo Water Roller Features
Effective & Efficient
The effective weight of the 90 kg drum is just 10 kg when pushed or rolled on level ground, making it very user friendly for women, children and the physically weak.
Specifically designed for daily use in tough rural conditions, including uneven surfaces, gravel roads and sharp stones. It has a long lifespan of 5 – 10 years.
Its maintenance-free design requires no replacement parts and promotes continuous daily use in rural and economically poor communities.
- Africa | East
- Africa | Middle
- Africa | South
- Africa | West
South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe