Hippo Roller!

02008-02-21 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Inhabitat » Project H Design Fundraiser- Sponsor a Hippo Roller!
H is for Humanity, Habitats, Health, Habitats, and HIPPO! Project H, an organization that promotes, inspires, and delivers humanitarian product design, is funding 50 Hippo Rollers for a series of 17 villages in Kgautswane in Northeastern South Africa. Hippo Rollers, if you haven’t seen them before, they are amazing barrel devices that allow the millions whose livelihoods depend on the daily fetching of water to more safely and efficiently access and transport water.

Continue reading and check out the photo here. Brilliant idea.


  1. Panj

    So simple and so effecient! Thanks Ottmar for more good news…:-)

  2. Carol

    Looks like it would have a lot of uses even for those with plenty of water and just plain plenty. Moving anything you want enclosed,composting around the yard for exercise. Gee , if they had that in the days of the old barrel churns like Grandmas, who made butter for trade, they could have combined churning with feeding the chickens and such. I don’t mean to be flippant either. I thinks it is wonderful when I’ve seen women and small children laden with water. An invention for a rel need.
    Thank you, Ottmar.


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