As of November 2012, approximately 44,000 Hippo rollers have been distributed in 21 countries directly benefiting in excess of 300,000 people. 95% of these rollers have been donated or sponsored by corporate businesses as part of their social responsibility programs.
The Hippo Water Roller Project is in the process of appointing local manufacturers in other countries where there is sufficient demand for Hippo rollers to justify the setup cost.
It is expected that the savings realised in shipping complete Hippo rollers compared with shipping raw materials will eventually amortise the setup costs. The purpose is to reduce the “landed cost” of the Hippo roller in other countries.
The project seeks to partner with many NGO’s, aid organisations and corporate business to help reduce the global burden of limited access to water, affecting more than a billion people.
You are invited to contact us to explore opportunities for reaching more needy communities with this appropriate technology.