Meet Godfrey Moyo. A Malawian entrepreneur who has invested into his own business:
67 reflectors: 350 Kwacha
4 rear-view mirrors: 500 Kwacha
26 random stickers: 55 Kwacha
Decorative string: Free from upholstery of an abandoned couch
Double-padded back-carrier seat-pad with fringe: 1400 Kwacha
Welded foot rests, handles, and back carrier assembly: 2500 Kwacha
Three front and two rear lights: 800 Kwacha
Front basket and custom made sign with painted Nike swoosh: 1230 Kwacha…
Having one of the most pimped-out bike-taxis in Kasungu…
Close second goes to Kondwani Mbvumbwe:
Note: All numbers, prices, and even names are entirely made up, but likely somewhat accurate.
Also Note: There are actually more pimped out bikes than this out there, I just didn’t find them on the day I decided to take pictures.
Also Also Note: Taking pictures was extremely awkward and rushed in the crowded street and market. (As if the only white dude in town doesn’t already attract enough attention) This contributed to the crappiness of these shots, along with the fact that they’re from my iphone 3G camera, and that I know nothing about photography. Much better shots would have made for a much nicer post.