As we approach the end of an exciting 2017, I want to express sincere appreciation to our supporters, partners and suppliers and to the amazing team of people who have chosen to work with me on this life changing initiative.
The Hippo Roller has been changing lives for 25 years now all over the world and to demonstrate this we have focused this newsletter on some of the more remote locations reached this past year.
Here’s to an even better 2018 for us all and especially for those we manage to reach with your generous support.
The “Hippo Water Roller Project” was established in 1994 in response to the unique needs and constraints in terms of access to water of rural women and children across Africa.
Now simply referred to as “Hippo Roller”, the broad social impact of this social enterprise has been felt in more than 20 countries, with a total distribution of 50,000 Hippo Water Rollers, and a reach of close to half a million people.
WE IMPROVE ACCESS TO
Hippo Roller works with rural and impoverished communities to help improve access to water. Our innovation makes more water and time available for education, household tasks and food production, enabling people to transport up to 5 x more water to their homes and food gardens.
WE PROMOTE SOCIAL
To make a durable and maintenance free solution for daily use in tough rural terrain is costly. We provide social investment and fundraising opportunities for NGO’s, government, corporations, and individuals to purchase Hippo Water Rollers for those who need them most, but typically cannot afford them.
WE GROW A SUSTAINABLE
Hippo Roller is a social enterprise that facilitates the distribution of its products to water-stressed communities, while addressing the challenge of end-user affordability. It has a hybrid business model to ensure its economic and social sustainability.
WE PROVIDE APPROPRIATE
The Hippo Roller is an immediate and appropriate response to the issues surrounding water access and food security with broad social impact. It is widely accepted in many countries by water-stressed communities.