||1. Jack and Phyllis Thompson
test the AfriCart in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY 2003. This prototype uses
26" x2" mountain bike wheels and tires which are relatively
uncommon in Africa (but common in the USA).
||2. United States Postal Service
standard letter carrier cart (with AfriCart in background). Prior to the
introduction of these carts (circa 1960), postmen could carry only a
single leather mailpouch. The use of the cart has increased their load
carrying ability by 400%. The use of handcarts in Africa will result in
similar enhanced productivity.