Hippo Water Roller

Hippo Water Roller

Water on Wheels
Pettie Petzer, Johan Jonker
South Africa

Designed in Africa for Africa, Hippo Water Roller is a reimagined wheelbarrow THAT enables women, children and the elderly to collect five times more water than a single bucket by simply rolling it along the ground. Despite a number of small improvements over the years the original design remains primarily unchanged for 27 years. In its continued engagements with municipalities, the Hippo Water Roller Project is set to reduce the suffering associated with water scarcity and lack of sanitation, while making positive strides to improve lives across Africa – especially in the rural areas and informal settlements. Specifically designed for use in tough rural conditions, the Hippo Roller has a lifespan of approximately seven years.


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