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A 25th Anniversary gift for Hippo Roller!

“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.

Within one week this video had 33 million views, 250,000 likes, 433,000 shares and 6,000 comments. Wow!

Thank you Hashem and the Science Nature Page community for the lively discussion and sharing the Hippo Roller with millions around the world.

Prominent publications such as the New York Magazine, Tech Insider, UNILAD and INSIDER followed with more videos of the Hippo Roller. These videos together with that of Hashem have in total now been viewed more than 40 million times over the last 6 weeks.

Will 40 million+ views assist us to alleviate the daily struggle of many more women and children who collect water far from their home? This alone will be the real reason to celebrate.

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

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 …

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Running for Water in the Richtersveld – How one person changed the lives of 350 people in just 4 days

The Richtersveld is a mountainous desert landscape in the north-western corner of South Africa. During the 1st week of June 2014 the inaugural 4 day Richtersveld Wildrun™ was held and Brendon de Boer, a staunch supporter of the Hippo Water Roller Project, took part in the race. “Initially it was just a personal challenge which …

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New York Forum Africa

Hippo Roller at the New York Forum Africa – in Libreville, Gabon 23-25 May

Hippo Water Roller Project has been invited to take part in the upcoming forum in Libreville, Gabon later this month – 23 to 25 May 2014. The theme is “Transformation of the African Continent” and Grant Gibbs, Executive Director of Hippo Roller, will be one of the speakers at Taskforce 2 – Water. The focus …

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