The rural community of Nkunzana in northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, received 100 Hippo water rollers on 20 April 2012 at the launch of the Nkunzana Water Project.
King Goodwill Zwelithini distributed the rollers and over 160 Ceramic Candle Filters (CCF) to Nkunzana community representatives at an event at His Majesty’s KWA-KHANGELA Palace.
King Zwelithini was clearly passionate about the newly donated Hippo water rollers and he even demonstrated the use of the roller to guests at the KWA-KHANGELA Palace.
The project aims to assist the South African government in addressing the country’s water provision backlogs by making it easier for rural householders to access water from rivers and then to ensure that the water is clean and free of waterborne diseases.
The Thebe Foundation in association with the Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation, sponsored the water technologies.
FX Africa Foreign Exchange, a subsidiary of Thebe Tourism, was specifically responsible for the sponsorship of the Hippo water rollers.
Andre Bouwer, CEO of FX Africa Foreign Exchange said: “FX Africa is honoured to be involved with the Thebe Foundation’s support of such a special project. Access to clean water is a key necessity in our lives, and one which we take for granted. We are privileged to have had the opportunity to assist the community of Nkunzana River by providing the Hippo water rollers which will improve and make a real difference in their daily lives”.