KWALIKwali is a portable, hand-held convenience store used by hawkers to sell confectioneries in heavy traffic around Nigeria. Made out of recycled cardboard and Styrofoam, Kwali is extremely sustainable, lightweight and easy to use. Mostly used by northers who have migrated to Lagos in search of jobs and opportunity, it also acts as a great start to venture into a new business, as it is extremely affordable to purchase and can be customized to hold as many items as they are looking to sell.
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Production Cost: =N= 100.00 ($0.28)
Retail price: =N= 500.00 ($1.38)
Materials: Cardboard, Styrofoam, Sealing tape
Users: Street Hawkers
Beneficiaries: Commuters, Drivers and Pedestrians
MERUWAMeruwa (Truck) is a cart used to transport water from a central water source in urban areas in Lagos, Nigeria. It comes in two sizes, transporting ten or fourteen, 25 litres plastic kegs fitted perfectly in a metal cart. Meruwa acts as a necessity for a water supply system in Lagos that hasn’t been able to reach every household or urban area in Lagos, with the vendors supplying households, businesses and in some cases healthcare facilities. The Water vendors and Meruwa have become a necessary part of Lagos and can be seen pushed on the side of the road or weaving through Lagos traffic.
Production Cost: =N= 60,000 ($157)
Materials: Tubular Steel, Sheet Metal, 25 Litre Plastic Kegs
Users: Water Vendors
Beneficiaries: Households, Busniensses and other types facilities