The chikudu generally has an angular frame, two small wheels (often of wood, sometimes wrapped with rubber), handlebars, and a pad for the operator to place their knee on while propelling the vehicle with their leg. On a descent, the rider stands on the deck like a kick scooter. At flat ground, the rider can put one knee on the deck and push the ground by the other foot like a knee scooter.
In 2008, chikudus were selling for US$100 with a cost of materials of nearly US$60. Similarly, in 2014 they cost $50 to $100 and were used to earn up to $10 per day, in an area where most people live on less than $2 per day.
- "Tshukudu, the All-Purpose Transport Scooter is Congo's Lifeline". NDTV. July 3, 2014. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
- Robyn Dixon (January 21, 2013). "Congo's chairmen of the boards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
- Alex Halperin and Jina Moore (August 29, 2008). "Wood, wheels, workhorse: the chikudu story". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
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