Hippo Water Roller

Grant Gibbs, Hippo Water Roller Project

The goal of the Hippo Water Roller is to make it easier to transport water over long distances in rural areas.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Hippo Roller is a device used to transport up to 90 litres of water by rolling a barrel shaped container along the ground. Primarily deployed in rural Africa, it is designed to collect approximately 5 times more water than a traditional bucket and to withstand being transported across rough surfaces found in rural areas.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The product has been primarily distributed in rural Africa, however, the manufacturer aims to increase their global impact.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Partners with Hippo Roller establish local distribution points where the roller is required. The product can also be purchased directly from the manufacturer.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Jerry cans, Wello WaterWheelQ Drum

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The target users are people who need to walk significant distances to collect water.

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