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Carrying Equipment - further information

PRODUCT DESIGN TEXTILES KENYA - PARAVETS

Bicycle in KenyaIn many countries, working people travel by bicycle, donkey or on foot. They have to carry a variety of equipment or goods with them. Investigate the problem of carrying equipment or goods and design and make a sustainable method suitable for the transport type and the area of your choice.

For example, design and make a portable carrier for use by a travelling vet (known as paravets / wasaidizi / animal helpers and similar to paramedics in UK) in Kenya whose main method of transport is by bicycle.

For example, design and make an improved bicycle mechanism for bicycle taxis used in western Kenya.

For example, design and make a more comfortable, less strenuous method for carrying firewood or water for a person travelling by foot.

More help:
Where Paravets Work and the Roads
Carrying equipment
Disease and cures


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