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SABC Video provides short overview of the Hippo Water Roller and valuable feedback from users in a rural village in South Africa. The video is published on our crowdfunding campaign page on Indiegogo: "A Smarter way to collect water in support of Mandela Day!" http://igg.me/at/6767/
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Blog post: Reasons for Iran's drinking water shortage in the East Azerbaijan Province http://ow.ly/yEPkD. Water is being delivered to population in several cities in Iranian provinces of Gilan, Hormuzgan, and Kerman in accordance with the schedule. The water deficit is due to an uneven population growth, increase in the number of residential areas, the disparity of water resources development plans and other reasons. Iran is located in the arid zone, and for the past 40 years the country has repeatedly faced drought. http://ow.ly/yEPkD
Drinking water and electricity shortage in Iran's East Azerbaijan Province has reached a critical level, the province's Governor Esmail Jabbarzadeh sa...
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Just 3x weeks before the global community comes together to take action and inspire change on International Mandela Day on 18 July. The Mandela Day hash tag #Time2Serve conveys what the late Mr Mandela said in 1983, "It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it." The Hippo Water Roller Project supports Mandela Day and aims to provide 67x water-stressed communities with up to 67x Hippo Water Rollers each - A Smarter Way to Collect Water! VISIT & SHARE THE HIPPO ROLLER CAMPAIGN https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-smarter-way-to-collect-water/ Mandela Day poster:
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Help us exceed our target on Indiegogo: Hippo Water Rollers for Mandela Day - A smarter way to collect water! http://ow.ly/y6rmA.

Today we celebrate Youth Day in South Africa. Youth Day is for many children in South Africa like every other day - a daily walk of +/- 6km to fetch drinking water, typically carrying it in heavy 20L (kg) containers balanced on their head. Worldwide 272 million school days are lost due to water collection each year.

The Indiegogo campaign "A smarter way to collect water" aims to give children in 67 water-stressed communities in South Africa up to 67 Hippo Water Rollers to give them more time and energy for their daily education.

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Hippo Roller Blog Post: No drinking water in Wadi Osher, North Darfur, Sudan. “We currently fetch water from El Malha town, which is miles away from Wadi Osher. We leave early in the morning, and return in the middle of the night.” http://ow.ly/xyZLU
The people in the areas south of El Malha in North Darfur are suffering from a severe drinking water crisis. A resident of Osher reported to Radio Dab...
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300,000 People in West Virginia without #access to tap #water... and 800 million worldwide http://ow.ly/sBE0u
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Families in Turkana, Kenya must often travel several hours with their small herds in order to reach open-pit wells or temporary water points. GIVE THEM A SMARTER WAY TO COLLECT 5X MORE WATER, MORE EASILY AND IN LESS TIME: http://igg.me/at/6767/ Source: http://ow.ly/yK004 Images: http://ow.ly/i/66ZQH http://ow.ly/i/66ZWN
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Create a better world for women and children who walk an average of 6km every day to collect water. It is in our hands. Visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-smarter-way-to-collect-water/
$6 gives a family in water-stressed community 100 days to collect 5x times more water, much more easily and in less time. #Time2Serve #MandelaDay #Hipporoller
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$6 gives a family in water-stressed community 100 days to collect 5x times more water, much more easily and in less time. Give $6 on Indiegogo: http://tr.im/5lztz. The Hippo Water Roller: A smarter way to collect water! #smarterway #collect #water
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New Interactive Map of Africa’s progress on access to water and sanitation http://ow.ly/xCq1Z
A new map from the NGO WaterAid shows just how countries have been progressing on water and sanitation since 1990. If all goes according to plan, ever...
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Water supply restored after deaths of 3 protesters in Mothutlung, Brits - South Africa. All three pumps supplying water to Mothutlung near Brits in North West have been fixed, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Friday. Protesters claimed they had been without water for at least three months. Three people have died in a service delivery protest, which followed the interruption of the area’s water supply.

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“The infrastructure has aged. It was built a long time ago and it was not designed to deal with such a huge population that we have in this municipality.”
“The government must do everything in its power to solve this problem. We are suffering. As I’m talking to you, I’m thirsty, but I don’t have water to drink,”
“This can’t be right. Every time we want our voices to be heard, there must be service delivery protests first. Now people have died. How is the government going to undo this? People have died because they wanted water, a basic right.”
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Water Blog: If you live in Bangladesh, you have a 1 in 5 chance of dying from chronic arsenic poisoning due to high levels of the poison in water from wells. A new sustainable technology could help. DRAM mixes a byproduct of the whisky-making process with a secret ingredient to clean pollutants from water. It can remove 95% of the arsenic from the water, along with other pollutants. http://tr.im/4qqcb
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Improves access to water by rolling 90 litres (24 gal) along the ground.
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The original Hippo Water Roller - appropriate technology improving access to water. So far, +/- 42,000 Hippo water rollers have been distributed in 21 countries directly benefiting in excess of 300,000 people (7 per household).

The project seeks to partner with many NGO’s, aid organisations and corporate business to help reduce the global burden of limited access to water, affecting more than a billion people.

The Hippo Water Roller is exclusively manufactured and distributed worldwide by Imvubu Projects, a social enterprise - trading as The Hippo Water Roller Project.

The Hippo Water Roller was invented in 1991 by two South Africans; Mr. Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker. Initially called the “Aqua Roller” the name was changed to “Hippo Water Roller” in 1993 to give it an “African flavour”. The association with water, round body and thick skin compares well to the famous African Hippopotamus. Apart from some minor changes and improvements by Grant Gibbs of Imvubu Projects, South Africa; the basic design remains unchanged.

Visit www.hipporoller.org for more.
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