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MidMar Mile 2023 Hippo Water Rollers Campaign

MidMar Mile Hippo Water Rollers Campaign

On 11 February 2023, a team of &Beyond and Africa Foundation swimmers will take on the MidMar Mile (1.6 km) open water swim in a fundraiser for at least 31 Hippo Water Rollers.

Each swimmer is being asked to raise a minimum of ZAR 2,035. This will cover the full cost of a roller (ZAR 1,850) and the 10% administrative fee applicable during fundraising.

These robust and durable water barrels each hold 24 gallons (91 litres) of water, and are designed for easy use by women, children and elderly community members.  They can be pushed or pulled for long distances over rough rural terrain, which eases the time and physical burden on the individuals collecting household water.

Did you know?

  • The average distance that communities walk for water in Africa and Asia is 3.7 miles (6 km), with multiple water collection trips taking up to four hours a day
  • Traditionally, water collection is done by women, children and the elderly; the water is  carried in heavy 20-litre buckets, balanced on their heads
  • Carrying bucket-loads of water, which weigh about 44 pounds (20 kg), over long distances day in and day out, is known to cause premature aging of the spine

    In recognising the social impact value of the Hippo Water Roller, Nelson Mandela appealed for the active support of “a national project which will positively change the lives of millions...”

    Help us enable access to clean water for rural communities in South Africa.

    To make your contribution to this life-changing campaign
    , click the donate button and use the following reference options:

    - Back a swimmer: #NameSurname of the swimmer
    - Support the campaign: #MidMarMile

    Tax benefits

    Africa Foundation is registered in South Africa, UK and USA.  Africa Foundation RSA will receive donations through this portal.

    USA or UK residents may prefer to donate via Africa Foundation (USA) / Africa Foundation UK, for possible tax benefits:


    USA: https://africafoundation.org/donations/midmarmile-afusa
    UK: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/midmarmile

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      Fundraisers

      1. Avatar

        Shaun Strydom

        R13,378 raised

      2. Avatar

        Claudia Mendoza

        R4,900 raised

      3. Avatar

        Jennifer Powell

        R4,350 raised

      4. Avatar

        Megan Mittermayer

        R4,035 raised

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        Roxane Finaughty

        R2,950 raised

      13 Fundraiser projects

      Donations

      1. Jacques Van Tonder

        1 Day ago

        R500.00
      2. Kat Vandersteene

        2 Days ago

        R500.00
      3. Debbie Smith

        28 January

        R250.00
      76 Donations

      Fundraiser projects

      13 Fundraiser projects

      I am raising funds for Africa Foundation

      By Aimee Mittermayer

      Hi! I need your help. I'm taking part in aQuellé Midmar Mile 2023 to raise money for Africa Found...

      62.5% Completed
      R1,250 raised
      R2,000 Target

      I am raising funds for Africa Foundation

      By Vusumuzi Webster Mtshali

      Holla there! Help me, help others. I have inspired myself to do an obstacle challenge I have neve...

      11.6666666666667% Completed
      R350 raised
      R3,000 Target

      Leah and I are raising funds for Africa Foundation...

      By Matthew de Gale

      Hi! I need your help. I'm taking part in aQuellé Midmar Mile 2023 to raise money for Africa Found...

      24% Completed
      R600 raised
      R2,500 Target

      I am raising funds for Africa Foundation

      By Carri-Ann Botha

      Hi! I need your help. I'm taking part in aQuellé Midmar Mile 2023 to raise money for Africa Found...

      14% Completed
      R210 raised
      R1,500 Target