TRANSPORT

Over 40 kilometres of road and tracks have been built where none existed before, all using local manual labour. Other roads and bridges have been repaired to improve access. Finance for the project, which began in 2005, came from the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and the Swedish Co-operative Centre.

In 2009, the Manda Wilderness Community Trust launched a scheme to provide villages with communal bicycles. The goal of the project was to provide sturdy bicycles to be used for the transport throughout different communities since the majority of the villages have no decent roads but, instead, the tracks through the countryside are ideal for bicycles. This scheme has also added to improved transport in the region.