A 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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