People in developing nations suffer every day due to lack of transportation.Without access to education and economic opportunity, people live in poverty; without access to healthcare, people die of treatable diseases and minor injuries. Bicycles are simple, sustainable and appropriate technology to bridge the transportation gap between needs and resources. At the core of World Bicycle Relief’s mission is the belief in empowering individuals: if you provide those in need with the right tools, they will succeed.
We strongly believe in World Bicycle Relief initiative that is why we decided to commit with their project by fundraising through our trip. 50% of donation we receive is devolved to World Bicycle Relief Organization, the other 50% are for “From seven hills to seven passes” project.
what they do
WBR provides specially-designed, locally assembled bicycles to entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and students across rural Africa through sustainable work-to-own and study-to-own programs. They also train field mechanics to ensure access to maintenance and spare parts.
How they do it
DESIGN, SOURCE & MANUFACTURE rugged bicycles engineered specifically for rural terrain and load requirements. ASSEMBLE bicycles locally with proper tools and close attention to quality. DELIVER bicycles through purchases, work-to-own & study-to-own programs.ESTABLISH maintenance infrastructure by training local field mechanics.EVALUATE its work through independent studies.COMMUNICATE program results to donors and partners
Simple, sustainable bicycle transportation multiplies an individual’s efficiency. Compared to walking, bikes improve access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. They increase carrying capacity and accessible travel distance while decreasing the time it takes to commute to schools, clinics and markets. The impact is strong and the change immediate thanks to World Bicycle Relief actions.
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