Hippo Roller wins the Frost & Sullivan 2016 African Rural Portable Water Solutions Product Leadership Award

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The Hippo Water Roller Project won the Frost & Sullivan “2016 African Rural Portable Water Solutions Product Leadership Award” The award was presented to Grant Gibbs, Executive Director, at a prestigious ceremony at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on 18 August 2016. The Hippo Water Roller Project receives this award with much appreciation and is greatly encouraged to continue its …


Celebrate 25 Years of the Hippo Water Roller! #givewater

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“Your idea doesn’t have to be complicated to be useful.” – Hashem Al Ghaili on the Hippo Water Roller The Hippo Roller received an unexpected but marvelous gift for its 25th anniversary! Clearly inspired by its simplicity and usefulness, well known science communicator Hashem Al Ghaili created a video of the Hippo Roller and posted it on 15 May 2016. …

SA Government to invest in Hippo Water Rollers and other innovative solutions as part of its drought mitigating strategies in 2016-2017

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In her 2016/2017 budget speech on 11 May 2016, Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) announced detailed plans to aid municipalities unable to cope with the current drought or to meet the service delivery requirements of their communities. The drought mitigating strategies of DWS include new campaigns such as Drop a Block (save water …

Report: Using crowdfunding and community ownership to maximise the impact of Hippo Water Rollers in Mozambique

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In 2015 Ruben Morgado and his wife partnered with the Carlos Morgado Foundation in Mozambique to create a crowdfunding campaign to fund, transport, and distribute 30 Hippo Rollers to the community of Mangundze in the district of Manjacaze. Their goal was to assist families to secure improved access to drinking water, benefiting their health and freeing their time to focus …

Iowa church improves water access in Malawi with Hippo Rollers

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Water access in Malawi, like most other countries in Africa, is a daily challenge faced by millions of people. Women, children and older people lift heavy buckets on their head each day and walk long distances to fetch water. This impacts heavily on their bodies, straining their body muscles, especially their backs and necks. Fortunately, several hundred of the close …

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200x Hippo Water Rollers (90l) to residents of the Likasi village near Witbank, South Africa

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Yesterday, two hundred Hippo Water Rollers were handed over to the Seoding village, just outside Kuruman in the Northern Cape. The timely donation of rollers was met with much appreciation by the community as although it had rained a little, the dams were still dry and water access is limited. The 200 rollers were generously sponsored by AEL Mining, a subsidiary …