A bajaj driver looks for his next customer

Low-cost personal transportation is an enormous pollutant but is critical for any economy and is the lifeblood of millions of drivers and riders. Finding green solutions for low-cost personal transportation will be essential in the coming generation. In Hawassa, Ethiopia, a bajaj (or rickshaw/tuktuk) driver looks for his next customer. He works nearly nonstop and is always on the move seeking customers and delivering them to their destinations as quickly as possible. Until drivers are given affordable, green options for low-cost vehicles, many parts of the world will continue to be plagued by low air quality levels.

 This photo was taken on May 26th, 2022, for Feed the Future's EatSafe: Evidence and Action Toward Safe and Nutritious Food, a USAID program. Partners include the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Pierce Mill Entertainment and Education, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, and the International Livestock and Research Institute. 

The Bajaj Driver

Copyright © 2022 Maya Miskir

Country Ethiopia
Topics Energy, Green Cities, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

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