Joshua is swimming Midmar 2023 for Africa Foundation Hippo Rollers Campaign
Jennifer Powellhas raised
of R10,500 target
of target raised
Fundraising ended on
10 February 2023
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Hi! My name is Joshua Powell and I need your help. I'm raising money for Africa Foundation, for the Hippo Rollers campaign who do great work for a cause that's very close to my heart. (Info and more details on that below)
- To donate and back a swimmer: use #JoshuaPowell in your comments box when donating

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

Each swimmer is being asked to raise a minimum of ZAR 2,035. This will cover the full cost of ONE roller (ZAR 1,850) and the 10% administrative fee applicable during fundraising.
- Back a swimmer: use #JoshuaPowell when donating
- Support the campaign: #MidMarMile

The details....

What is a Hippo Roller?
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 dayTraditionally, water collection is done by women, children and the elderly; the water is carried in heavy 20-litre buckets, balanced on their headsCarrying 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 spineIn 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: #JoshuaPowell in comments when donating
- Support the campaign: #MidMarMile

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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:


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Jennifer Powell
By Jennifer Powell
Africa Foundation
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