After work last night, I enjoyed a beer, some Pringles and few hours of cards with our team. Small comforts after a long day! So easy to forget that this beer only arrives in Shamwana after a 5-day trip on the back of a bicycle!
No one has a car…if you have money here in Shamwana, you buy a bicycle. These aren’t your normal bikes, either. Heavy duty. You can weld them. They can carry 100 kilos. Not so comfortable but their real value is in the amount of cargo that can be strapped to them.
We’ve given a bicycle to each health center to support patient referrals.
They are using bicycles to transport the bricks that we need for my upcoming construction projects. From the river to the hospital. All 6000 of them…8 at a time.
Its ‘only’ 5-7 days by bicycle to Lubumbashi from Shamwana.