The AfriCart (also known as the Malawi Handcart) is designed to improve the quality of life and the economic productivity of rural Africans. The Malawi Handcart Project resource page provides design specifications and instructions to build AfriCarts, an affordable and appropriate wheeled transport.
AfriCarts offer people time and labor-saving capabilities, which translate into enhanced economic productivity, enhanced domestic food supply and therefore increased income derived from the sale of agricultural surplus. AfriCarts can be made from open source designs and locally available materials.
The Malawi Handcart Project was founded by a member of the Peace Corps, who noted the lack of wheeled transportation in Malawi and the negative impact it had on the well-being of residents.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Free
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes