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Impact entrepreneurs

Here is a non-exhaustive list of impact projects supported and financed by makesense. Each one participates in its own way in re-inventing a value chain, solving a core problem and creating a sustainable and inclusive society. If you want to contact them, let us know!

Le Drive tout nu

-Sector: Reducing waste
-Funded project

Working towards a zero waste world, Salomé Géraud and Pierre Géraud-Liria launched Le Drive Tout Nu in 2018 in Toulouse, which is shaking up the mass retail sector with the promise of responsible daily shopping throughout the chain. The products, local and of high quality, are packaged in reusable, returnable containers that are put back into the circuit after each order. Their challenge: to popularise zero waste consumption by simplifying it through online ordering and the drive format. Daily shopping that is quick, economical, better for your health and without disposable packaging to protect the environment… In short, there’s nothing to throw away!

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Mytroc

-Sector: Reducing waste
-Funded project

MyTroc, the SSE startup that facilitates reuse at home and in the company.

In November 2015, MyTroc launched an online bartering platform for the general public, to reduce overconsumption, waste and precariousness. In 2018, with 100,000 active users exchanging products, MyTroc is starting to scale up by offering its exchange platform to employees of large groups and administrations.

The platform has already been successfully installed within the SNCF and Keolis groups, but also with government clients such as the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Through this solution, Floriane Addad, Judicael Decriem and Tiphaine Bezard enable organisations to exchange their equipment and resources, thus promoting re-use and generating savings on purchases and disposal costs.

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La consigne Greengo

-Sector: Reducing waste
-Funded & supported project

Greengo, the best alternative to disposable takeaway packaging.

Yasmine Dahmane and Lucas Graffan are reinventing takeaway consumption methods by working together with consumers, distributors and operators to develop a sustainable deposit system. Thus, Greengo is setting up a turnkey deposit system for take-away sales. Greengo is already eliminating plastic packaging in the collective restaurants of several large groups, such as SAP, Engie and Société Générale.

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Telaqua

-Sector: preserving natural resources
-Funded project

Telaqua has made controlling water consumption its main concern. Sébastien Demech, Nicolas Cavalier and Nicolas Carvallo created Telaqua in Aix-en-Provence, a young company specialising in the optimisation of agricultural irrigation using connected objects. The solution allows farmers to save time in managing their irrigation, to make their irrigation system more profitable and above all to ensure that each plant receives the right amount of water.

Thanks to Telaqua, irrigation is no longer a constraint but a precious tool to better produce while preserving the rare commodity that is water.

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Toopi

-Sector: preserving natural resources
-Funded project

Toopi gives a second life to human urine by transforming it into a biofertilizer. Toopi Organics specialises in the use of human urine for agriculture and has a dual ecological ambition. On the one hand, Michael Roes and Pierre Huguier are part of a circular economy by using a waste product, human urine, as a resource. On the other hand, they offer farmers an ecological and less expensive alternative to the chemical fertilisers currently available on the market. With their committed and ambitious team, a real revolution is taking place.

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Urbyn

-Sector: waste reduction
-Funded & supported project

Urbyn, the digital waste management platform for businesses.

In 2017, Julien Hamilius and Arthur Däweritz set themselves the mission of reducing the environmental impact of companies by accelerating their transition to the circular economy.

To do so, they developed Urbyn, a digital waste management platform that offers companies a whole network of professional #recycling service providers. Cardboard, paper, plastic, but also cigarette butts, cartridges and electronics, each type of waste has its own recycling solution. A centralised and digital management tool, available to companies everywhere in the country.

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Epoca

-Sector: Improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable
-Funded project

Epoca, the home care solution for polypathological elderly people.

With Epoca, Elise Cabanes, a hospital geriatrician and emergency doctor, hopes to curb the multi-hospitalization of the elderly and improve the working conditions of caregivers

Epoca offers a medicalised homecare solution for multi-pathological elderly people. The startup helps hospitals, healthcare professionals and families to offer patients a personalised and tailor-made care pathway that preserves patients’ autonomy. Thanks to its fundraising, the team will accelerate the deployment of its solution in various hospitals in the Paris region and strengthen its technical solution.

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Frello

-Sector: fight against inequalities
-Funded project

Frello, the first French language learning platform accessible to all.

Through Frello, Louis and Théo familiarise exiled people with the French language through digital means.

Frello’s mission is to make learning French accessible to all through its dedicated platform, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups, especially migrants. The platform provides personalised access for learners and teachers of French as a foreign language so that they can monitor their progress. It helps them reach the “B1” level, the oral level of knowledge required for naturalisation. Thanks to the funds raised, the startup will develop its catalogue of offers and expand its sales, technical and teaching teams.


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Crocos Go Digital

-Sector: fight against inequalities
-Funded project

Crocos Go Digital, a start-up to accelerate the detection of cognitive disorders in children.
In Marseille, Vincent Berge and Vanessa Douet have set themselves the goal of accelerating the detection of cognitive disorders in children aged 6 to 15 through programming workshops
While it generally takes 3 to 5 years and several thousand euros from specialists to detect cognitive dysfunctions in children, Crocos Go Digital has created cognitive stimulation workshops to detect them as quickly as possible and at a lower cost to families. The tool developed combines the latest advances in neuroscience and artificial intelligence to draw up a neuropsychological portrait of the child and highlight any cognitive problems. Thanks to this new round of funding, the startup is financing a clinical study on a thousand children and the development of its cognitive stimulation workshops.

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Kippit

-Sector: preservation of natural resources
-Funded project

Kippit, the first responsible, repairable kettle made in France.

In Toulouse, Kippit intends to change the way we consume household appliances

Did you know that? In France, only 44% of broken electrical and electronic products are repaired. At the same time, the lifespan of household appliances has decreased by 40% over the last 10 years. The cause: programmed obsolescence!

After a very successful fundraising campaign (250 k€!), Kippit starts the production of the JAREN, the first responsible, repairable, sustainable and made in France multi-function kettle. This fundraising will allow us to develop products that reconcile innovation, performance and design with new social and environmental requirements.

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Bio demain

-Sector: fight against pollution
-Funded project

BioDemain supports farmers in their transition to organic farming.

The BioDemain adventure began in 2018 with one ambition: to support and accompany French farmers who want to go organic.

Maxime Durand and Stéphane Delebassé, the two co-founders, promote the products of farmers who are in the process of transitioning to organic farming by buying their production at higher prices than conventional farming and marketing them under two strong brands: “Biodemain” and “Transition”!

Biodemain’s “not yet organic” products are available in various organic shops such as Naturalia and Biocoop. More recently, “Transition” products have appeared at Carrefour.

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Ideel Garden

-Funded project
-Sector: Reducing waste

Ideel Garden, the first 100% homemade zero waste digital canteen.

With Ideel Garden, Antoine Michaud, Maxime Montaclair and Thibault Levi are positioning themselves as the healthy and responsible alternative for catering in companies and universities. Thanks to connected fridges and dispensers, Ideel Garden offers healthy meals without additives or preservatives, 100% homemade and seasonal, available 24/7, 100% zero waste with returnable and infinitely reusable glass jars. Ideel Garden meals are also available in partner grocery shops.


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Vesto

-Funded & supported project
-Sector: Preserving natural resources

Vesto, the marketplace for buying reconditioned professional catering equipment.

At the beginning of 2020, Bastien Rambaud, Anne-Laurène Harmel and Wilfrid Dumad created Vesto with the mission of making the restaurant industry more sustainable.

Their goal? To make repair a reflex in this sector. Vesto offers fully tested, thoroughly cleaned, repaired if necessary and guaranteed for at least 6 months. Vesto’s high quality refurbished equipment is available on their online marketplace at the best price.

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Barbabe.io

-Funded project
-Sector: Improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable

Barnabe.io the interactive platform for prevention and health education.

Barnabe.io aims to enable professionals to deliver prevention and health education programmes to a large number of people.

Founded in 2020, Barnabe.io’s ambition is to help patients with chronic diseases to live better with their disease on a daily basis.

Thomas Bozzo, Céliane de la Salle and Nicolas Ilhe have created this interactive 360° health prevention platform allowing the coordination and monitoring of care paths, remote access to prevention programmes, support and training for the treatment of chronic diseases.

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Power of Moss

-Funded project
-Sector: fight against pollution

Power of Moss, to bring nature back to the city.

Specialising in green walls and roofs, Josse Le Blan and Arthur Lejeune have set themselves the task of putting nature back into the heart of our cities. To achieve this, the team is developing high-performance green walls and roofs using the power of plant foam. It is capable of improving air quality, reducing the energy consumption of buildings and improving our well-being.

Greening cities, greening buildings, breathing less polluted air and enjoying the sunshine in the city. Simply put, living better. That is the ambition of Power of Moss.

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Helios

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Fight against pollution

Helios, the ecobank that wants to “clean up the bank” / the bank account of those who commit themselves

Thanks to our savings, banks have the power to shape the world and to support or not support projects that are compatible with climate issues. Helios, a banking alternative for a sustainable future, was created in response to this observation. Helios is a bank that respects the planet and is totally transparent, promoting a fair and low-carbon economy. The savings of its customers are not used to finance fossil fuels and companies that represent a risk for the environment or biodiversity, but those that have a positive impact on the climate and contribute in a concrete way to the ecological transition (local production, plastic recycling, renewable energies, regenerative agriculture, circular economy, low-carbon transport, etc.).

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Clear Fashion

-Accompanied Project
-Sector: Fight against pollution

ClearFashion, an independent label on clothes to know their environmental and social impact

Clear Fashion’s ambition is to give consumers the means to be actors of change, by guiding them in their purchases. Thanks to the Clear Fashion Score, a note affixed to the clothing of brands, which is the result of an independent evaluation to determine their impact on the environment, human beings, health and animals, the start-up proposes an independent, clear, practical and above all reliable indicator, which is displayed directly on the articles to guide the consumer in his shopping, in shop as well as online!

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Vendredi

-Accompanied Project
-Sector: Acting for more inclusion

Vendredi, the platform for corporate citizenship.

It’s possible to get involved in society through your work with Vendredi! The startup allows companies to set up skills sponsorship, i.e. to donate the skills of their employees to associations. With Vendredi, employees can devote one day of work per year, per month, or even per week to an association without changing jobs…

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Too Good To Go

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Reducing waste

Too Good to Go, the first platform to fight against food waste.

By allowing its users to buy unsold goods from retailers at low prices and thus avoid throwing them in the bin, Too Good To Go fights against food waste. The concept is a win-win: retailers no longer throw away, improve their profitability and visibility, and users benefit from fresh products at low prices and become anti-waste heroes! Thve Too Good To Go revolution is proof that you can create value while showing solidarity…


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Roger Voice

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable

RogerVoice, the application that allows people with hearing loss to make phone calls.

Rogervoice is the first technology for the deaf and hard of hearing that subtitles live calls in over 80 languages. The written transcription of the speech is almost instantaneous. This solution is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world.

RogerVoice’s mission is to have a strong societal impact by enabling greater autonomy for deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and aphasic people (in the long term) in their work and everyday life, in addition to existing devices, and to remove one of the last barriers to communication for deaf people: the telephone.


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We dress fair

Accompanied Project
Sector: Fight against pollution

WeDressFair, the first eco-friendly marketplace. 

WeDressFair references and promotes clothing from beautiful, sustainable, responsible and transparent brands, which place respect for workers and the environment at the centre of their concerns. Thanks to an intuitive and simple website, which brings together important information for the consumer’s choice, such as the brands’ commitments, the description of the labels, but also ethical search criteria, the consumer can find, in complete transparency, the product he or she needs and which corresponds to his or her values.

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D’un seul geste

Accompanied project
Sector: Acting for greater inclusion

D’un seul Geste transforms life-saving training through virtual reality training

With the ambition of increasing the number of French people trained from 25% to 80%, D’un Seul Geste offers a virtual reality experience, immersive and multi-player, to train in life-saving techniques for one hour. The innovation is based on the latest scientific advances in adult training (active andragogy), and uses the benefits of virtual reality (a multi-sensory experience that is visual, auditory and haptic at the same time, making it possible to obtain a very high memorization rate), to make it an effective experience for training in life-saving techniques.

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We can Doo

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Acting for more inclusion

Wecandoo, manual workshops to support the craft industry.

With the mission of supporting their trade and know-how, Wecandoo brings together a group of craftsmen and producers and offers individuals and companies a new leisure offer based on learning, immersion and sharing. Thus, curious people wishing to use their hands can rub shoulders with a skill, experience the emotion of creation and succeed in making an object! Wecandoo’s ambition is to offer a communication relay and an additional income to its partner craftsmen and producers, to highlight skills that are sometimes lacking in visibility and to create social links between two populations that rarely have the opportunity to meet.


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Alphonse

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Acting for greater inclusion

Alphonse, the platform that connects people who want to learn a manual skill with dynamic and passionate young retirees.

Launched in 2016 by two young engineers from Lille, Thibaut and Barthélémy, the start-up allows seniors to share (and pass on) their know-how to young people, thus fostering links between generations. Originally, when everything started in early 2016, the two young engineers wanted to safeguard endangered trades: from knitting to gardening to DIY… Everything that the old people know how to do, but not necessarily the young people.  This web platform brings together the curious (young people) and the Alphonse and Alphonsine (seniors).

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Bimbamjob

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Acting for more inclusion

BimBamJob, the platform for supporting people who are far from employment.

BimBamJob’s mission is to integrate and accompany people who are far from employment (long-term jobseekers, inclusion income support beneficiaries, refugees, school dropouts) into the labour market through face-to-face, SMS and telephone support. These courses are based on the use of innovative digital tools (skill-based matching algorithms, automated SMS conversation systems based on Big Data) and on a teaching method geared to the expectations of recruiters and adapted to the diversity of the profiles being supported, in order to respond to the obstacles they encounter.

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Popee

-Accompanied project
-Sector :Preserving natural resources

Popee, the first 100% eco-responsible toilet paper.

Popee is the first brand of toilet paper that is 100% recycled, 100% chlorine-free, 100% French, and delivered in 100% recyclable cardboard packaging. Small gestures, big impact!

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Colette

-Accompanied Project
-Sector: Acting for more inclusion

Colette, the platform for cohabitation between students and seniors.

With the aim of developing intergenerational solidarity around housing, Matthieu Vaxelaire has created Colette, a platform to help students and young working people to move in with hosts aged 60 and over who have a free room to rent. The idea is beneficial for everyone. Hosting a student allows older people to stay longer in their home, to benefit from an additional income, to have someone to rely on in case of need and to share moments of life. Students, on the other hand, can access quality housing at an affordable price and live in a peaceful environment that is conducive to the success of their studies. Intergenerational solidarity when you want it…

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Coda Bene (CB+)

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Reducing waste

CB+ helps the food industry to drastically reduce food waste and to strengthen product traceability through digital technology.

CB+ is carrying out an ambitious project to transform the food industry by proposing to enrich product barcodes to include expiry dates and batch numbers. In order to exploit this information added to product barcodes, CB+ offers retail chains a software that ensures the tracking of information. It thus enables shops to reduce food waste and better manage health alerts. The start-up also helps individuals to better manage their daily consumption, to reduce their waste and their consumption of packaging, thanks to a B2C mobile application (“Frigo Memo”). The revolution against food waste is underway…

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Ernesti

-Accompanied Project
-Sector: Improving the living conditions of the most fragile

Ernesti, the Bordeaux start-up that offers an alternative to the nursing home.

Ernesti connects family carers looking for a night-time presence for their relative who is losing their independence, with health students. These medical or paramedical students are then available to spend the night at the home of the person being cared for, providing a vigilant, caring and reassuring human presence. Ernesti thus fights so that people who only need a human presence at night, whether for reasons of risk of falling, disorientation or anxiety, are not forced to move into a retirement home.

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Each one

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Acting for greater inclusion

Each One, the first recruitment agency specialising in the placement of refugees.

In 2015, Théo Scubla and Fanny Prigent created the Wintegreat association, training programmes for refugees which enabled 75% of them to return to employment within 3 months. Following on from this success, they decided to create EachOne (formerly WERO), the first recruitment agency specialising in the placement of refugees. EachOne connects the demands of refugees with the needs of companies wishing to diversify their recruitment or to find mobile, motivated, committed and intercultural people, enabling them to carry out their recruitment projects that are considered difficult or under pressure. EachOne has a particularity: it is also a solution for the State, organisations and housing operators accompanying or accommodating refugees. It is a digital support adapted and oriented towards employment, common to all these actors and which makes it possible to structure a currently atomized ecosystem to accelerate the pathways of return to a job not downgraded.

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Hopaal

-Accompanied project
-Sector :Fight against pollution

Hopaal, 100% recycled sustainable clothing, organic cotton & polyester, which takes care of people and the planet.

Since 2016, Hopaal has been designing and creating clothes made from recycled materials. The objective? To design the best clothes with the most beautiful impact on Man and the planet. In 2020, 82% of the materials used by the brand are recycled, while using short circuits, which limit transport and increase transparency.

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Edumiam

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Fight against inequalities

Edumiam, the first 100% digital application to train early childhood professionals.

The first connected nutritional coach to help feed young children properly, Edumiam has become a real expert at your fingertips that accompanies parents and early childhood professionals on a daily basis. The digital professional training courses offered accompany all early childhood professionals in their fundamental mission with young children, with the aim of providing better support for young children on a daily basis. Edumiam is committed to offering innovative training courses that are based on data validated by experts and are perfectly adapted to the operational constraints of the sector.

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JIB Home

-Accompanied Project
-Sector: Improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable

JIB makes the most dependent people autonomous thanks to a turnkey connected home solution adapted to the problems of motor disability.

Connected homes meet the basic needs of people with reduced mobility, but are not at all adapted to the use and needs of these people, who are consequently never equipped with such technologies. JIB adapts the connected home by providing a set of pre-configured and interconnected objects that meet the exact needs of people with reduced mobility, avoiding the need to go through different brands and different incompatible technologies. JIB offers an application specifically designed for them, with a simplified and easy-to-use interface via switches, integration of voice control and automation within a single application. In short, JIB’s ambition is to provide a simple, affordable and adapted system to make the connected home accessible to those who need it most!

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Le drenche

-Accompanied Project
-Sector: Acting for more inclusion

Le Drenche, the newspaper of debates to help every citizen to form his opinion and to get involved

Le Drenche is a newspaper which, for each major current issue, offers the reader a simple, factual, short and precise context, and two opposing opinions, each written by a competent, legitimate and committed person. The aim is that by reading the arguments of the pros and cons, the reader will form an opinion: HIS opinion. The aim is to encourage and facilitate citizen engagement, with strong links to the world of “civic tech”. Le Drenche exists in a web version on ledrenche.fr and in a monthly paper version with a circulation of 60,000.

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Tom & Josette

-Accompanied project
-Sector: acting for more inclusion

Tom & Josette, the first network of intergenerational micro-nurseries, housed in EHPAD and senior residences

Launched in 2018 by Astrid, Pauline and Isabelle, Tom & Josette is the first network of intergenerational micro-crèches. Tom’s nursery is set up in Josette’s retirement home around a Montessori inspired intergenerational educational project. Their raison d’être: to weave links between all generations, to offer a fulfilling educational framework for young children, to make retirement homes more and more places of life… and of joy!

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M éducation

-Accompanied Project
-Sector: Fight against inequalities

École M | Bilingual Preschool in Paris 15, Paris 19 and Clichy Levallois (ecolem.fr)

École M is a network of innovative bilingual preschools, accessible to all, which offers a bilingual and personalised education to allow the development of each child’s potential, whatever his or her tastes, interests, rhythm and strengths.  4 schools in Paris 5th, Paris 15th, Paris 19th and Clichy-Levallois.

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Activ’Action

-Accompanied project
-Sector: Acting for greater inclusion

Activ’Action is a community of talents that allows its members to use their job search period as an opportunity to develop their network, identify their potential and train in the skills of tomorrow, and create an action plan to make their professional and personal projects a reality. Thanks to the collaborative workshops offered and the involvement of the Activ’Acteurs, the period of unemployment is transformed into a constructive and valuable life experience! Activ’Action is also a community of mutual aid between employment and integration professionals and companies to build together a sustainable, inclusive and fulfilling world of work.

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K-Ryole

-Accompanied Project
-Sector: Fight against pollution

K-Ryole, the electric trailer that allows automatic piloting thanks to on-board intelligence.

K-Ryole is an intelligent electric bicycle trailer: attached to your bicycle, it allows you to transport up to 250 kilos effortlessly and without even noticing! It can be attached to any bicycle, conventional or electric, in seconds and has a very long battery life. K-Ryole is aimed at last-mile professionals looking for a practical and fast solution in urban areas, at local authorities wishing to make life easier for their users without cars, at parents wishing to transport their children and their belongings, at restaurant owners wishing to create mobile shops, at craftsmen, etc. In short, at all those who think that the car is not the best solution, in the city and elsewhere, but who are currently lacking solutions for transporting what they usually carry.

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