Youthzones are delighted to have continued our relationship with the social enterprise, Hippo Water Roller Project, who make 90L barrels that improve access to water for millions of Africans across the continent.
Working with Hippo Roller has been a huge benefit to the Youthzones network as now water can be collected easily, without multiple trips to wells, and in a much more comfortable manner. In turn this gives people energy and productivity - key components of Youthzones values! Hippo Rollers recently supported Youthzones with 115 rollers to Youthzones in May 2016, with the benefit has been felt across Youthzones sites around South Africa.
Barthez from Kamaqhekeza said the Hippo Rollers had had a positive effect on his community, stating:
"In my community, many youth were unable to attend training sessions or miss school as they have to walk 6km round trips to fetch water each day. We used to have to use a wheel barrow which isn't clean and is also very difficult to keep the water without spilling when walking. Now it is much easier."
Specifically designed for use in tough rural conditions, the Hippo Roller is a hygienic way of transporting water through its filter cap and easy to manoeuvre trolley like function. Youthzones are extremely grateful for the support of our communities through Hippo Rollers.
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