Nyange Electric Wagon (2018)


The electric wagon was designed by EWB-SCU to carry clay for our community from its source at the bottom of a valley to the site of processing at the top of the hill. It empowers our community members by saving them time and energy, allowing them to spend more time with their families and their business. The team used a garden cart for the frame and designed custom brackets to attach a motor and wheels. Additionally, a motor and charge controller were included with two batteries inside the cart allowing the system to be easily driven and charged using a 300W solar panel. The system was also able to charge the community member’s phones, preventing them from having to walk to town and pay for a charge. While in Rwanda, we spent a week teaching them how to use and maintain the wagon. The cart has allowed the community to increase their tile output.


Background: Carrying Clay