Saturday, March 11, 2017

Everyday life in Uganda

B&W Street photography

The bicycle

In Uganda, as in much of the developing world, the bicycle is much in demand for transport of goods and people over short distances. A bicycle can provide an income directly: it can take a worker to a place of work which might otherwise be too far away, or it can be used to offer transport services.
Bicycles also bring produce to market. By allowing a farmer to carry his harvest in perhaps one load of up to 200kg, and much faster and cheaper than by any other means, the bicycle can significantly improve the economic viability of small farmholdings. The farmer spends less time away from his farm, and the goods arrive fresher at the market.