The densely forested northern Likouala Department of the Republic of the Congo lies deep in the Congo Basin. Here, residents from a local community were happy one year because favourable agricultural conditions had produced tonnes of surplus corn. Villagers were keen to get the produce to market, but there was one major obstacle. They didn’t have a truck for transporting the corn from their village to the market.
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