Those who ‘drive’ the wooden wonder are in highly respected profession.

What do you do when you need to deliver several hundred pounds of potatoes, 150 stalks of sugar cane, 30 eucalyptus saplings and eight sacks of coal, without motorised transport?

For residents of Goma, in the war-scarred east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the answer to this, and many other problems, is the tshukudu.

Proud profession: Men display their tshukudus, wooden push-bikes, in Nyirangongo, in the Kibumba region.