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Kibera Wheelbarrow Design



A glaring example of human ingenuity in the face of a pressing need is the plethora of ingenious wheelbarrow designs that can be seen around Kibera. If you look closely at these photos you will see that even the conventional parts of the wheelbarrows are ingeniously constructed out of sheet metal, metal profiles and an old wheel. What I love is that the design builds on and improves the conventional wheelbarrow design. Today I saw a guy with a fully laden wheelbarrow pushing it “back to front” so the handles proceded him at about eye level!

Wheelbarrow 2.0 – Kiberow


Why use a the standard wheelbarrow design? So much more efficiency can be achieved through some simple modifications. Workflow efficiency is key, especially when margins are tight like in Kibera.

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