Best Utility Vehicle for Rural Africa
Empower young entrepreneurs by manufacturing revolutionary cargo vehicles to add agricultural value, fill gaps & connect crops to market.
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
BUV (Basic Utility Vehicle) is a simple, suitable, affordable, rugged, high capacity transport vehicle for Africa's rural regions. We empower young entrepreneurs to launch their own immediately profitable transport companies by entering our training and RENT TO OWN (RTO) programs. The vehicles are manufactured in Tanzania by Tanzanians, and made available to young Tanzanians through the RTO program.
Many young Tanzanians are frustrated by a lack of opportunities for training, job skill development, income generation and economic development that lead to stability and an increasingly secure and promising future. The result is that the vast majority of Tanzania’s current and emerging workforce lacks training, job skills and opportunities.
80% of Tanzania’s rural population depend on agriculture for their livelihood, yet there is no affordable, reliable transportation that guarantees crops get to market or to transportation arteries. This lack penalizes farmers, inhibits agricultural productivity, threatens food security and does not feed the future. Appropriately durable vehicles are too expensive for the majority of local people to purchase, operate and maintain.
We bring a value added product and services, filling a gap in the agricultural sector and empowering the emerging workforce through job training and the opportunity to own a BUV. Made tough for Africa, each BUV brings transportation AND transformation, ready and able to change lives and communities
People and the environment benefit! We provide training and jobs in the city & rural settings. Each working BUV creates a small transport business, immediately generating income for families & assisting communities with transport needs. Low fuel BUVs generate income, get inputs to farms & crops to market, increase food security, build agricultural productivity & protect the environment. BUVs develop Tanzania's agricultural & business potential. Enterprise builds the economy for all :)
Designed by US engineers at the Institute for Affordable Transportation and built in Tanzania, BUVs benefit many on multiple levels! Low fuel consumption and the use of recycled/re-purposed parts mean our machine is environmentally friendly. Newly trained Tanzanian BUV shop workers, certified young owner/operators, and local farmers that hire its service all benefit from this extraordinarily strong and efficient vehicle. See attached flyer for vehicle specs.
Individuals, communities, AND the environment benefit! Tanzanians in the Arusha based manufacturing shop benefit from job training and income generation. The owner/operator benefits from an immediately profitable transport business when he/she enters our Rent to Own program. The local farmers who employ the owner/operator to get their crops to market benefit from an affordable and dependable way to transport in rugged and remote areas to their fields, markets or larger transport arteries.
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU
BUV Tanzania is partnered with the US-based Institute for Affordable Transportation and we're a committed team on the ground in Arusha, ready to roll when funding is secured. Our small start-up core has worked hard to produce and field-test the initial product. We've adjusted the design and perfected our system, but lack the funds to scale this project, empowering young entrepreneurs to bring value added services filling a gap in TZ agriculture. Our team is young Africans & 2 sage Americans!
Our training week for the Rent to Own program includes 5 days of instruction, covering basic operation, maintenance, repair and safety, as well as business principles for launching your own immediately profitable transport company.
Made in Tanzania, by and for the people of East Africa! See attached files below:
1. BUV flyer with vehicle specs
2. Why BUV? (Why the BUV is right for Africa.)
3. Environmentally Sound BUV (Our practice and commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle.)
WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?
EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)
Yes, for more than one year.
EXPERTISE IN SECTOR
I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for over a year
Built tough and smart in Africa for Africa.
Our owner/operators receive full training before they enter our Rent to Own program.
The men and women in our manufacturing shop receive on the job training, allowing them to grow in job skills and income generation.
Owner/Operators are hired to haul a harvest to market. The BUV carries 1,000 kg and is very fuel efficient, durable and able to handle rough terrain.
Working on the electrical system takes training and skill.
Our team of shop people work together to learn, grow and produce a top quality vehicle.