WaterWheel Rolls Out Solution to Ease Heavy Load

WaterWheel Rolls Out Solution to Ease Heavy Load

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Water wheel by WelloA U.S. based group called Wello has reinvented the wheel to help families in the developing world who don’t have easy access to water.

Many people, including children, are spending a quarter to half of every day, hauling water on their heads. But, instead of carrying the heavy load, the Wello water wheel provides a way for anyone to easily transport 50 liters by rolling it.

Wello in 2011 worked in close collaboration with village residents in Rajasthan, India, to develop the concept, which won a $100,000 prize from Grand Challenges Canada.

“We designed our business model around extreme affordability. While similar products retail in the $75 to $100+ range, the WaterWheel will retail for $25-$30, making it accessible to the people who need it the most,” says the Wello team.

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