Nedbank sponsored 67 Hippo rollers through the 67.67 Hippo Water Roller Challenge in 2013. The 67.67 Challenge is an annual campaign in support of International Mandela Day.
Nedbank has agreed to partner with the Wildlands Conservation Trust in KwaZulu-Natal to distribute the rollers to needy communities in line with its firm commitment to the promotion of water stewardship.
The first batch of 17 rollers were handed over to the Thembe community on the 21st of November 2013. It was done as part of the Wildlands’ “Trees for Life” project which sees community members growing indigenous trees and bartering them with Wildlands for items such as groceries, bicycles, Jojo tanks, building materials and recently, Hippo Water Rollers.
“As the Hippo Water Roller project strives to supply the millions of South African women and children who struggle daily for water, we are very encouraged through our partnerships with concerned and responsible organizations such as Nedbank and Wildlands,” said Grant Gibbs of the Hippo Water Roller Project. “The inclusion of branding, their corporate colours and the ongoing publicity, demonstrates the positive return on investment for sponsors while simultaneously achieving a significant social impact in the communities.”
The Nedbank Foundation has provided a total of R4.6 million in funding for the distribution of thousands of 90 litre Hippo Water Rollers in rural communities across the country since 2010.
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