About us

The Hippo Water Roller was created in 1991 by two South Africans, Mr. Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker. They both grew up on farms and had seen the effect of the water crisis on rural communities where access to water is a daily struggle for millions of people.

The Hippo Water Roller Project was established in 1994 and first piloted in South Africa. The broad social impact of the project has since been felt in more than 20 other countries.

Former president Nelson Mandela gave the project his personal endorsement, appealing to the private and corporate sectors, as well as donors, to actively support it.

“A personal appeal is made to your organization to actively support a national project which will positively change the lives of millions of our fellow South Africans.” – Nelson Mandela

The Hippo Water Roller Project is managed by Imvubu Projects cc as a social enterprise and is an ideal social investment opportunity for corporate companies, NGO’s, Governments and individuals.

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