Innovation Keeps Rolling Along

September 28, 2015

Innovation Keeps Rolling Along

It’s said that for every problem, there’s a solution. A centuries old problem that many women and children in developing nations faced was collecting potable water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Long walks over rough terrain, inclement weather, and the inability to carry large quantities at a time made the task a daunting one. A simple solution by an innovative African start-up is the Hippo Roller – a maintenance-free barrel affixed with side handles that allows the user to roll up to 90 litres of water up and down hills with ease. The product has a lifespan of 5 – 7 years, after which it can be recycled, used as a watering trough, or for storage. Eco-win!
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