In Memoriam: Piet Hendrikse, 1944 – 2013
Tragically, Piet Hendrikse, the inventor of the Q Drum passed away on 30 March 2013.
Piet's legacy will live on through the Q Drum and the Directors of the Company will ensure its continued manufacture and supply.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.
Water is essential to the survival of all forms of life and a clean and accessible supply is a basic need that millions of people around the world do not have. In disadvantaged and rural communities, the trouble of fetching water invariably over long distances by cumbersome and far too often, unhygienic means is all too evident.
The Q Drum is the simple, durable, effective and user-friendly solution to this problem. A device designed to ease the physical burden and reduce the time spent collecting water; thus ultimately improving the lives and well-being of countless people around the world.
Q Drum at Aidex 2012 - Brussels
Don't miss Q Drum at this year's Aidex Exhibition in Brussels, 24-25 October 2012. We will be on display at stand E28. For more information about the show, visit: www.aid-expo.com
Reinventing the Wheel
The idea of the Q Drum originated in response to the needs of rural people in Southern Africa who struggle conveying adequate quantities of potable water from a reliable source. A task generally bestowed on the women and children of each community.
Many debilitating back, neck and spine injuries are a result of women carrying heavy loads on their heads. Generally, the load is limited at best to 15litres per container and therefore requires families to make more than one trip to fetch water each day.
Q Drum addresses the problem of reducing the load yet increasing volume by rolling water in a cylindrical vessel.