Exporting completed Hippo Water Rollers to other countries where they are needed is expensive, often doubling the cost of a Hippo roller. Limited quantities fit into a container which severely impacts on shipping costs.
It is more cost effective over the long term to ship one container including a small manufacturing machine and then on-going raw materials as required.
Neighbouring countries are more effectively serviced by a local manufacturer. Local NGO’s requiring small quantities can more easily afford Hippo rollers.
Training in the operation and maintenance of the machine is conducted in South Africa.
Hippo Roller - Local Manufacturing Aug 2010.pdf
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