Roll Out the Barrel has an aim that the elderly, women and children who collect water, even from the closest of water sources or supply will no longer need to carry it, by hand, on their backs, on their heads, or over their shoulders, by providing them with a simple push/pull 30 litre Rotary Water Barrel with a handle and rubber tyres. So apart from the obvious advantage of not having to carry water, the Rotary Barrels also make it:
- More secure for women and children from abuse and assault
- Quicker and easier to collect potable water
- Much less strenuous and dangerous for children’s health
- Easier to collect more water than traditional methods
- Water collected remains in a sealed container
- Reduced loss through spillage or further contamination
- Less trips per day/week to and from the water source
- Gives the person time to do other things during their day
Many of these advantages may appear small, but the ongoing cumulative improvements they provide to the well being of these people and their livelihoods cannot be underestimated.
A recent study of sub-Saharan African countries shows that in just ONE day, women collectively spend an estimated 16 million hours fetching water. 16 MILLION HOURS!
Imagine how much time and effort these ladies are putting into just one task – the collection of water. Now imagine if we could send our Rotary Water Barrels to help these women, and cut down 16 million hours, to just 4 million hours each day.
Imagine what they could do with the rest of their time? Imagine how many lives we could save.
The time could now be spent in education, health and welfare, as well as domestic issues and tasks.
We can empower these women and enrich their lives. So come on, let’s make this happen.