The Hippo Water Roller Project was established in 1994 in response to the unique needs and constraints in terms of access to water of rural women and children across Africa. Now simply referred to as Hippo Roller the broad social impact of this social enterprise has been felt in more than 20 countries, with a total distribution of 50,000 Hippo Water Rollers, and a reach of close to half a million people.
1.2 billion people live in areas of water scarcity of which 750 million suffer from economic water scarcity, which means they lack access to safe drinking water. In Africa, 40% of the poorest households do not have piped-in water, and more than half of its population lack access to improved water sources such as boreholes, wells, or taps.
- 2.5 times the US population
- 1 in every 10 people
- 1/3 of all schools globally