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Sean, we have had the same extensive discussions with http://www.rolloutthebarrel.org/ . We have done a 18 month user experience assessment which has provided some interesting insights regarding the rolling barrels. They are indeed robust and particularly helpful for older users or partially disabled users, but really only on relatively flat ground. This is dues to the overall weight of the barrels. However, one of the biggest problems is not technology related at all, it is about what is available in the local markets - the supply chains. Most of these barrels reach users through charity programmes and although users like them to some extend (geography dependent), once they break there is no replacement option. Donkey carts, push carts, adapted bicycles etc all exist in the local markets or can be built locally and have the additional advantage of being multi-purpose and and enabling of income generation.

Sean, we have had the same extensive discussions with http://www.rolloutthebarrel.org/ . http://www.rolloutthebarrel.org. We have done a 18 month an 18-month user experience assessment which has provided some interesting insights regarding the rolling barrels. They are indeed robust and particularly helpful for older users or partially disabled users, but really only on relatively flat ground. This is dues due to the overall weight of the barrels. However, one of the biggest problems is not technology related at all, it is about what is available in the local markets - the supply chains. Most of these barrels reach users through charity programmes and although users like them to some extend (geography dependent), dependent) once they break there is no replacement option. Donkey carts, push carts, adapted bicycles etc etc. all exist in the local markets or can be built locally and have the additional advantage of being multi-purpose and and enabling of income generation.

Sean, we have had the same extensive discussions with http://www.rolloutthebarrel.org. We have done an 18-month user experience assessment which has provided some interesting insights regarding the rolling barrels. They are indeed robust and particularly helpful for older users or partially disabled users, but really only on relatively flat ground. This is due to the overall weight of the barrels.

However, one of the biggest problems is not technology related at all, it is about what is available in the local markets - the supply chains. Most of these barrels reach users through charity programmes and although users like them to some extend (geography dependent) once they break there is no replacement option. Donkey carts, push carts, adapted bicycles etc. all exist in the local markets or can be built locally and have the additional advantage of being multi-purpose and and enabling of income generation.