Social Investment

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

Our partners include:


Corporate alliances (CSI/CSR) 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


Local and national Governments who use the Hippo Roller as a tool for areas that lack water supply infrastructure or for disaster management.

  • Bloem Water
  • Dept of Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Dept of Water Affairs and Sanitation


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

  • Africa Foundation
  • Carlos Morgado Foundation
  • Operation Hunger
  • UN World Food Programme
  • World Vision International
  • YouthZones South Africa

Branding and Advertising

The Hippo 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 Shop.

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Grant Gibbs

Executive Director

+27 82 447 1848

“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

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