Abel and his Bamboo Wheelchairs

Last May, Abel  Hailegiorgis – the founder of Bamboo Things – came to Munich from Ethiopia to visit and work in a Bamboo Bicycle Club workshop. MTOWS supported him with networking and his daily life in Germany and he presented us his main project: the production of affordable bamboo wheelchairs.

MTOWs with Abel and his prototype of the bamboo wheelchair

As it is mentioned in the website of the company, its main aim is to bring accessibility to Ethiopia. In fact, bamboo wheelchairs are cheaper than any other wheelchair in this country. As well, they contribute to reduce the carbon footprint and to create local jobs.

In the following video you can meet Abel and learn more about bamboo wheelchairs.


We wish Abel all the best with this amazing project and we look forward to seeing him again soon.