Multi-purpose bike trailers
Making the most of the trailers
Today, Sri Lankan villagers with bicycle trailers have learned to make the most of the valuable new technology.
Farmers use trailers to carry their agricultural equipment from home to field and to collect fertilisers from market.
Women use them to do their shopping at markets, taking their babies and young children with them.
Families with a trailer now just have to make one trip a day to carry water, rather than several trips.
Trailers are used to carry house-building materials, such as bricks and cement. Brick-makers also use trailers to carry the water and sawdust they need to make bricks.
Bicycle trailers are used as ambulances, to carry sick people to hospitals and medical centres. This is especially useful at night, when no other vehicles are available.