BYU and Rocketship teamed up to create the World Cart, an affordable, engineered hand cart. The World Cart provides individuals from developing economies a way to raise personal income by increasing the amount of goods that can be transported by one person. As is so common in developing economies, individuals carry goods by hand, on back or head. These methods are physically demanding and limit both the amount of transported goods and the income that is made from selling the goods. Tested to carry up to 230 Kg, the World Cart dramatically improves the amount of goods one person can transport.
The World Cart also creates business opportunities by offering enterprising people an open source blue-print for building the cart and when assembled can be sold to others. By using affordable and readily available materials, an individual can easily produce the cart from one piece of ply wood using basic wood working tools.