Small-scale farmers in Namibia benefit from the Hippo Roller

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A recent report from the Auas Rotary Club in Windhoek, Namibia shows how small-scale farmers are benefiting from the use of Hippo Rollers.

35 Hippo Rollers were donated to a community in Northern Namibia and already they are reaping the benefits.

One of the main problems with subsistence farming in this area is water availability. Most often these people have to walk long distances to collect water for their personal use and very little time or energy is left to focus on farming. The Hippo Roller makes this much easier collecting 5 times more  water  than traditional methods in much less  time  with less  effort .

With the additional water, time and energy gained with the Hippo Rollers these families now have the ability to improve irrigation of their small-scale farms which enables them to become more self-sufficient.

The additional water has shown an increase in crop yields and now they are not only able to provide for their families, but many of these small-scale farmers are now in a position to sell their produce and earn a better income.