350 Hippo water rollers were handed over to 8 communities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, at the end of March 2012. We covered more than 2000 km's in order to reach these communities, many times traveling difficult terrain at less than 10 km/h.
The National Deparment of Rural Development provided us with superb support to reach the various communities. Many of the recipients of these Hippo rollers registered to participate in our mobile feedback survey which we will conduct from time to time.
In one remote village we found a single Nedbank roller. When asking a local leader about the Hippo roller, he explained to us that the roller is owned and shared by the whole community.
We found it heartening to see how big a difference one roller can make to dozens of households in one village.