This Ingenious Invention is a Game-Changer For Rural African Women!

For many years, the lives of rural African women and children have revolved around the transportation of water. Their typical day consists of trekking an average of 3.7 miles across rocky and treacherous terrain to reach water sources, and then carrying the water back in a 5 gallon (20 liter) bucket, oftentimes balanced on their heads. This is time-consuming and extremely hard on the body. Musculoskeletal problems are common among women in these societies.

The Hippo Water Roller changes all this. Designed specifically for tough environments, this invention can carry 24 gallons (90 liters) of water in its barrel. The long attached handle allows the barrel to be pushed or pulled, relieving stress on the head and neck. The ability to collect a larger quantity of liquid means that water collection becomes a job that needs to be done every few days, as opposed to every single day. This frees up time for schooling, housework, and other tasks. The Hippo Roller also has a feature that allows drip irrigation, letting households grow more food. It is truly a game-changer.

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