Imvubu Projects Pty Ltd trading as Hippo Roller

Company overview
Headquarters: South Africa
Countries of Operations: Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and most sub-saharan African countries
Women owned /led: None
Year of founding: 1997
Number of FTEs : < 5 FTEs
Legal status of the organization : For-profit
Company overview
Headquarters: Mexico
Countries of Operations: Mexico
Legal status of the organization : For-profit
Year of founding: 2018
Number of FTEs : 5 to 20 FTEs
Women owned / led: Founder
Care economy activities and business model
About the organization:
Imvubu Projects is a for-profit enterprise trading as Hippo roller. The rollers are an appropriate technology solution designed for tough rural conditions where access to water and water infrastructure is unstable. The rollers are used to transport more water using minimal effort. This reduces the care work undertaken mostly by women, children, and the elderly. Hippo roller's capacity of 90 Liters provides adequate water for least 2 people to sustain themselves on a daily basis.
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products
Stage of growth: Small scale roll-out/Early stage
Type of services: Child-care (Ages 6 and above), Elderly-care (Ages 60 and above), Labour saving solutions
Number of customers (2020): Between 25,000 to 100,000
Number of customers (2019): Between 25,000 to 100,000
Number of customers (2018): Between 25,000 to 100,000
Financials
Profitability status: Financially profitable
Revenue USD (2020): Between 100,000 to 250,000
Revenue USD (2019): Between 100,000 to 250,000
Revenue USD (2018): Between 250,000 to 500,000
Pathways to impact
Challenge addressed: Lack of affordable solutions to reduce amount of time spent on care and domestic work
Pathway to impact - 4 Rs: Reduce
Populations affected: Infants or children, Elderly people
Number of people served (2020): Information not available
Number of people served (2019): Information not available
Number of people served (2019): Information not available