Behind the Innovation

The efficiency and common sense of the hippo roller is obvious but behind its simple design is an ingenious manufacturing process that ensures durability.  

Hippo Roller Innovation

The Executive Director of the Hippo Roller Project, Grant Gibbs demonstrates the innovation tool and its additional uses for irrigation and informal trading. 

Hippo Rollers in Action

In many parts of the developing world women and young girls spend hours every day collecting water for their daily household needs missing school or work.

Hippo Tears

Hippo Tears is a brilliant video filmed by Peter Macomber in the communities of South Africa. "When You Come Back" written and sung by Vusi Mahalasela.

CCTV Africa News Story

A television crew from CCTV Africa News showcased a segment on the impact of hippo water rollers ion the lives of women in rural African communities. 

Simple Design. Massive Need

Designed and developed in South Africa, the hippo roller is a viable solution to the challenges of collecting household water in rural communities

A Simple Design

The Hippo Water Roller is used to gather water in developing countries. It was designed by two South Africans who grew up in rural areas.

Hippo Roller vs Buckets!

The hippo roller team may have come in a close second in the 'buckets vs hippos' race but they carried four times more water. 

The Long Walk for Water

Poor water infrastructure and sanitation are critical problems in parts of Africa. Collecting the daily household need for water is a back-breaking chore..