We all want piped water in our homes, but the reality is, South Africa is a long way off to realising this for every household in the near future.

Millions of South Africans face "Day Zero" throughout their lives!

The Hippo Water Roller is a really simple idea that has a far-reaching impact on the daily lives of those without infrastructure.

  • Hippo Rollers are 90L drums designed to be used in tough rural terrain, with an average lifespan of 5-7 years, and more.
  • Hippo Rollers change lives by giving women and children more time to seek employment, attend school, and grow food gardens.
  • More water in the home also has a positive impact health and hygiene.
  • A Hippo Roller is so easy to use, as 90L of water is rolled along the ground, taking the strain off the spine and neck.
  • It is easily used by children, the elderly and the disabled, empowering them to continue taking care of their own needs.

The Hippo Roller has been changing lives for 25 years, and has a proven track record in the field.

Support our effort to change lives with this simple appropriate technology, by donating to the cause, and sharing to create awareness.

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    Kristina Gubic

    R30,705 raised

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    Wayne Mason

    R136 raised

4 Fundraiser projects


  1. Anonymous donation

    4 December 2019

  2. Wayne Mason

    22 March 2019

  3. Brittany Washington

    9 September 2018

32 Donations

Fundraiser projects

4 Fundraiser projects

$1, $2, $5, or $10 Any amout works! I am raising funds for Hippo Roller Foundation NPC in the name of my Grandson, Ashton Paul Collier’s Birthday.

By Wayne Mason

I’m raising money in honor of my Grandson and his first birthday on this planet. I want him to de...

10% Completed
US$10 raised
US$100 Target

I am raising funds for Hippo Roller Foundation NPC

By govind singh

Hi! I need your help. I’m raising money for Hippo Roller Foundation NPC, who do great work for a ...

0% Completed
US$0 raised
US$100 Target

My Personal Project Fund Raiser

By govind singh

I wish to be able to raise funds for this movement as it is a very simple idea but can really cha...

0% Completed
US$0 raised
US$100 Target

Hippo Rollers for Mmangweni

By Kristina Gubic

Let's help ease the burden of the women of Mmangweni in the eastern cape who spend 4 hours a day ...

76.7625% Completed
R30,705 raised
R40,000 Target