Musana Cart

Design Without Borders

Musana Cart is a mobile cooking cart powered using a solar system used in Uganda to provide clean energy to vendors on the move.

Product description Brand name and product description

Musana cart is a solar-powered, modular street vending and cooking cart. The Musana cart comes with a stove, light bulb, and phone chargers powered by solar panels, and is further customizable to the needs of the particular vendor through for instance addition of a refridgerator compartment. It was designed by a team comprising Manon Lavaud, Nataliey Bitature and Keisuke Kubota in conjuction with design without borders.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Countries: Uganda.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Musana Carts

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

$278 made in installments of $14 per week Interview with Manufacturer 

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Innokart, regular vending cartsInterview with employee

Regular vending cart



SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Aims to increase access to affordable, reliable sustainable and modern energy for all through the use of eco-cooking stoves and solar energy.

Goal 8: Aims to increase access to decent work and economic growth by providing opportunity for registration with the local city council authority for vendors operating undocumented in the informal sector.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Urban food and drink vendors

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