Many of us take fresh water for granted; but for the women and children living in rural South Africa, it’s not so simple. In fact, women spend approximately 26% of their lives retrieving water for drinking, cooking and bathing – a back breaking task that leads to pain, potential spinal injury, and premature aging.
The Hippo Roller, shown in this VIDEO, is a wheelbarrow re-imagined, and it’s revolutionizing the way water is collected in developing countries. Now, instead of people carrying 5-lb. buckets on their heads for long distances, users can collect five times more water by using the Hippo Water Roller; and, it is easier to transport. It was designed by two South African engineers (Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker) who were born in rural areas. To date, more than 50,000 of these rollers have been distributed to areas in need.
Learn more HERE.
(Note: The website link to the Hippo Water Roller Project is for informational purposes only and may not be endorsed by either AquaNew, LLC or its corporate officers.)
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