"appropriate technology for improved access to water"
Currently, all Hippo Water Rollers are manufactured in and shipped from South Africa.
Most rollers are handed out in partnership with NGO’s, corporate businesses and governments with the resources to donate to impoverished communities.
Exporting completed Hippo Water Rollers to other countries where they are needed is expensive, often doubling the cost of a Hippo roller. Limited quantities fit into a container which severely impacts on shipping costs.
Local manufacturing of the Hipporoller is more cost effective over the long term. It requires the once-off shipping of one container that includes a small manufacturing machine. The local manufacturing plant only orders the shipping of raw materials as required.
Neighbouring countries are more effectively serviced by a local manufacturer, and local NGO’s requiring small quantities can more easily afford Hippo rollers.
Read more about Local Manufacturing.