This paper examines the impact on children of a small IMT action research project currently ongoing in off-road villages in southern Ghana. The project has involved providing IMTs on credit to rural women and evaluating their impact. Monitoring of the project intervention to date suggests that the availability of child labour has been a significant factor influencing women's decisions on IMT acquisition, particularly in female-headed households and that it is children who are undertaking much of the work operating the pushcarts and other IMTs introduced through the scheme. We examine children's perspectives on the IMTs and the work associated with operating them and consider the broader implications of the project findings for transport interventions in low income economies.