EASY TO BUILD
The Bamboo Travois is built with very basic materials, and was designed so it can be built by village carpenters or handymen in even the most remote areas of the world.
HOW IT CAME TO BE
Alexis Lewis, a 16-year-old from North Carolina, USA, designed and built the Bamboo Travois. She was inspired to build it several years ago when she heard that hundreds of children had been left by the roadsides to die during the Somali famine because their parent(s) could no longer carry them on the long treks to refugee centers.
FOR BASIC NEEDS
The Bamboo Travois is designed to provide basic transportation for the poorest areas in the world. It can transport the sick, elderly, or women in delivery distress to doctors, goods to market, and water to villages.
Originally intended for use in remote rural areas of Africa, the travois was designed with bamboo because it grows throughout Africa, is inexpensive, and strong.
The Bamboo Travois is a modern version of the travois, invented by the American Plains Indians.
THE BAMBOO TRAVOIS
Making transportation possible for some of the poorest areas in the world.