Social Investment

Helping smallholder and informal communities improve access to water, food security and income generation with the Hippo Water Roller and related products is a proven way to fulfil social responsibility objectives.

Partner with us and make a difference by helping undeveloped communities improve their access to water for immediate benefits and tangible results.

Endorsed by the United Nations World Food Programme and Nelson Mandela, the Hippo Water Roller is a distinctive portable water solution that alleviates the daily struggle of rural communities by enabling them to transport water more easily and in less time than with traditional methods.

By procuring sponsorships and donor funding, and through strategic partnerships with nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), the Hippo Water Roller Project is a for-profit business that has implemented a business model that facilitates the distribution of the product to various rural communities across Africa, while addressing the challenge of end-user affordability.

Through this world-class service solution, Frost & Sullivan firmly believes that the Hippo Water Roller Project is set to reduce the suffering associated with water
scarcity and lack of sanitation, while making positive strides to improve lives across Africa.Frost & Sullivan, 2016


Partners of the Hippo Roller include:


Corporate Social Investment CSI/CSR alliances with a focus on assisting communities neighbouring their operations and building public relations with their consumers.

  • AECI
  • Cargill Zambia, Mozambique
  • Collette Vacations
  • Nedbank Foundation
  • Vodacom Foundation


Governments, local and national, who use the Hippo roller as a tool for areas that lack water supply infrastructure or for disaster management emergencies.

  • Bloem Water
  • Department of Rural Development & Land Reform


Small, medium & large NGO’s and development stakeholders involved in health, water, sanitation, food security and social or small enterprise development.

  • Africa Foundation
  • Operation Hunger
  • UN – World Food Programme
  • YouthZones South Africa

Branding and Advertising

Its international reputation has enabled the Hippo Water Roller Project to develop a business model that attracts corporate sponsorship, as the Hippo Water Roller can be branded with a company logo and manufactured in a matching drum colour. Branding can also be extended to the canvas top of the Hippo Spaza.

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