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< prev - next > Transport and infrastructure Animal transport KnO 100392_The Donkey Cart and Ambulance (Printable PDF)
1. Introduction
For poor people trying to escape poverty,
lack of mobility can push them further
into physical and economic isolation.
Practical Action Sudan works to help poor
communities in North Darfur State
increase their access to the facilities and
services including markets that are
essential to improving their lives,
opportunities and economic growth.
Picture 1: The water carrying donkey cart
Following the path forged in the Eastern
Sudan Integrated Technology Programme, the development of intermediate
means of transport (IMT) devices such as animal drawn carts has been
promoted. Around 40 metal workers in North Darfur have been trained so far in
the use of wheel-making sets and production of carts, trailers and wheelbarrows
together with spare parts.
Practical Action Sudan has supported the
creation of a manufacturer society for the
production of these IMTs and maintained
distribution channels for the finished
products through village development
committees. These committees have their
own funds for purchasing IMTs and selling
them on to local farmers through a credit
Practical Action has also been helping
with the development of the donkey cart
ambulance and has worked with
Picture 2: The Donkey Cart Ambulance
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