Rwanda: slaves to the bike

While bikes are synonymous with leisure or competition in the West, they’re all about survival in many developing countries. In Rwanda, they’re used to transport huge loads in order to earn a living. This article is a hymn to these bicycle haulage workers who, once they’re launched, have no choice but to keep moving forward, without flinching or stumbling, like tightrope walkers who refuse to give up despite the fatigue and the obstacles…

Text and photos: Pascal Gaudin
With the support of OKOFEN