Women traditionally carry heavy water containers on their heads to collect water for daily use. Ma Masingita Maluleka in Limpopo now collects her water with a Hippo Roller and it changed her life for the better. “Sometimes, when we can’t borrow a wheelbarrow, we carry the water containers on our heads,” says Ma Masingita Maluleka. …
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 to 100,000 people who live in the Songa villages of Malawi benefited from 140 Hippo Water Rollers distributed by Save Orphans Ministries in March 2016.
The Group Village Headman of Songa was short of words on the timely donation which besides easing bodily strain would also help protect the villages from water borne diseases.
“We are glad we are one of the first ones in Malawi to be considered for something that otherwise we could never see in our life time before until we would die and for that we are so thankful.” – Group Village Headman of Songa.
Pastor Suzanne Vogel of the Meredith Drive Reformed Church in Iowa thanked her church members who gave money to procure the Hippo Water Rollers from South Africa:
“Thank you so much for your giving that has assisted the deserving in a small way.” – Pastor Suzanne Vogel on Facebook.
In his remarks, Justin Majawa who is the founder of Save Orphans Ministries and also a Member of Parliament for the area said the gift was not small.
“When all seems lost in the lives of many people in Songa we can only help one person at a time. The truth of the matter is that it makes a difference in the lives of that one family that gets a Hippo Water Roller and surely any little help that can be given brings joy to them.” – Justin Majawa, the founder of Save Orphans Ministries.
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 …
In June 2014, Cargill employee Brendon de Boer ran in a 4-day marathon in The Richtersveld, a desert in north-western South Africa. The marathon entailed running through a rough and dry terrain of both desert and mountains. The purpose was to raise funds to provide a water-stressed community with Hippo Water Rollers, a 90-liter (24 …
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 …
On the 16th of April 2013 Collette Vacations again visited South Africa to personally handover another 100 x Hippo water Rollers to community members living at Kgautswane in South Africa.Clara Masinga facilitated and coordinated the handover which left an indelible mark on the donors. The beneficiaries were so grateful to receive their own Hippo roller – at last!
Thank you Collette Vacations for your continued support.