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This site describes the applications of the Lightweight Handcart to rural as well as urban transport systems in Sub-Sahara Africa; and the development, design, manufacture, dissemination and evaluation of lightweight handcarts built by carpenters using hand tools and low-cost components and materials.

It advocates for the use of handcarts as the most cost-effective and appropriate form of wheeled
transport for subsistence and smallholder farm families and the urban poor.

ChamberSeal The AfriCart won the Gold Award at the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Malawi's 2nd National Agricultural Fair held in Blantyre from June 17-20, 2004.