Brendon de Boer, a staunch supporter of the Hippo Water Roller Project, plans to summit the highest mountain in Africa – with a Hippo Water Roller – to raise awareness and highlight the daily struggle for water faced by so many people in Africa.
Following the success of last year’s Desert Hippo challenge where Brendon and his supporters raised funds to donate 60 Hippo Water Rollers to a rural community in Zimbabwe, he now embarks on this new challenge between the 19th June to 27th June.
Brendon plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro AND then head directly to the LEWA conservancy where he will run 42km. The marathon is regarded as one of the toughest marathons in the world and the conservancy is home to herds of elephants and a vast assortment of plains game.
His goal is to raise funds to support the Hippo Water Roller Project by providing rural impoverished communities in Southern Africa with a simple product that has an immediate and measurable effect on individuals health, sanitary, well-being and economic status.
The Hippo Roller at Kilimanjaro on arrival (18 June):