319 million people in sub-Saharan Africa still do not have access to a hygienic water point. Approx. 3 million children and 14 million women walk more than 30 minutes daily to collect water. We work with communities to find the best solutions to improve access to water. Creating water dams, installing boreholes and rainwater collection systems, and establishing community water kiosks.
Households without a direct water supply rely on communal taps and women and children bear the burden of collecting it (often several times a day) in 25 litre buckets carried on the head. This causes spinal damage and compromises children’s access to education or the productivity of women. We reduce this burden through Hippo Rollers – 90 litre robust rolling barrels with handles used to push or pull them over even rough rural terrain.