Project World Bicycle Relief

WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people, their families, and entire communities with bicycles to advance development.

© World Bicycle Relief

© World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief | USA | 2005​

World Bicycle Relief is a non-profit organization from the United States that aims to end poverty in rural developing regions in the long term. Financial reports of the foundation can be viewed transparently online. In addition, the organization continuously reviews the effectiveness of its own programs using participatory methods.

Problem

In rural developing regions in countries like Kenya or Malawi, millions of people have no access to any means of transportation other than their own two legs. Journeys to school or work, to the market or the hospital are so long and arduous that they are not infrequently missed.

Solution

World Bicycle Relief develops robust bicycles for rural developing regions. These are issued as part of “study-to-own” or “work-to-own” programs. To this end, the organization takes a social-entrepreneurial approach: the bicycles are manufactured locally and also sold locally, with profits reinvested into the aid programs.

Why we support the project

World Bicycle Relief has already delivered over 500,000 bicycles. In addition, over 2,300 mechanics have been trained locally. Also, scientific studies suggest a positive impact on education, health, economic development and gender equality in the communities. We think: Mobility is an important step towards independence, self-determination and personal development.

World Bicycle Relief | USA | 2005​

World Bicycle Relief is a non-profit organization from the United States that aims to end poverty in rural developing regions in the long term. Financial reports of the foundation can be viewed transparently online. In addition, the organization continuously reviews the effectiveness of its own programs using participatory methods.

Problem

In rural developing regions in countries like Kenya or Malawi, millions of people have no access to any means of transportation other than their own two legs. Journeys to school or work, to the market or the hospital are so long and arduous that they are not infrequently missed.

Solution

World Bicycle Relief develops robust bicycles for rural developing regions. These are issued as part of “study-to-own” or “work-to-own” programs. To this end, the organization takes a social-entrepreneurial approach: the bicycles are manufactured locally and also sold locally, with profits reinvested into the aid programs.

Why we support the project

World Bicycle Relief has already delivered over 500,000 bicycles. In addition, over 2,300 mechanics have been trained locally. In addition, scientific studies suggest a positive impact on education, health, economic development and gender equality in the communities. We think: Mobility is an important step towards independence, self-determination and personal development.

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