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No more water containers on our heads – Hippo Rollers make access to water easier

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. …

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Innovation: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access – Bizcommunity.com

Sindy Peters is the Managing Editor of Bizcommunity.com and interviewed Grant Gibbs, Executive Director of Hippo Roller, to find out more about the inspiration behind the innovation, what sort of reach it has, and the extent of its social impact. More than 20 years since its inception, the low-tech Hippo Roller continues to have a profound impact …

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Running 40 marathons in 40 days to promote access to water

It’s amazing what people do to raise awareness about the global water crisis and to promote access to water.  Mena Guli quit her corporate job in 2012 to set up water advocacy charity Thirst. She is now running 40 marathons in 40 days to promote access to water. “The point of all of this is …

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“A Drop of Water” – new documentary focusing on the severe drought in Africa

A 90-minute documentary filmed by Turkish director Suat Emuce centers on three African kids, who live an underprivileged life, struggling against a lack of healthy, drinkable water. It presents the audience with the harrowing struggle of these three small human beings in search for clear water, the essential requirement for survival. Emuce said he has …

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At last! Disabled man in remote KZN village receives a Hippo Roller to collect and store water

Earlier this year we were approached by Water Shortage SA to help an elderly gentleman who was struggling with water access. 59 year old Simon Chonco, who lives an isolated life in Egogweni, KwaZulu Natal had to tie a 20 litre container to his crutches with wire and walk an hour to a river to …

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63 percent of rural India do not have drinking water source

In India, one in four rural households spends more than half an hour walking to collect water. The situation isn’t any brighter in urban areas, where 20 percent of households spend the same amount of time to reach water sources. Households in rural Odisha take the longest average walking time to reach a water source …

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