Give the gift of bicycles to mobilize Africans and better their lives!
Many individuals in rural Africa do not have a means of transportation. A lack of adequate mobility causes a plethora of issues for locals—when children are finally able to attend school, they are exhausted from traveling many miles. Healthcare workers cannot get to their patients as quickly. Entrepreneurs are unable carry their goods to the market. Distance is a challenge that affects everyone in places where infastructure is lacking.
By providing a quality, reliable, and rugged bicycle, the burden of mobility is dramatically reduced for people in developing countries. World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to getting bicycles to thousands of Africans through their Philanthropic Bicycle Program. They supply Buffalo bicycles to people in need in exchange for non-cash performance. This innovative model gives healthcare workers a work-to-own model for their bicycle and a study-to-own model for students. Since 2005, they have funded over 100,000 bicycles to students across the world. With your help, we can help make the developing world mobile!
Give a student a bicycle today. Your donation will go towards providing a high-quality bicycle to a student in rural Africa.
Update from the Field
As a 13-year-old, Priscah received a bicycle through WBR's Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program (BEEP). Five years later, Priscah's parents and five younger siblings (pictured to the right) have also benefited from the life-changing power of Buffalo Bicycles, from accessing healthcare to transporting their family farm's produce, this family is now on the move. Before her bicycle, Priscah would wake at 5AM to walk the 8km to school in time for class at 7AM. She could not attend to morning chores at home because of the distance ahead of her. Priscah often ran to school in an effort to be punctual but frequently arrived late anyway. After receiving a bicycle, Priscah was able to get an extra hour of sleep each morning and take care of her morning chores. After school, she would use the bicycle to fetch water, wash dishes and get home in time to study in the daylight. Her younger brother, Prince, would get a ride to and from the same school on the bicycle's carrier. The parents were so inspired by the power of the bicycle to change their lives that they purchased a second Buffalo Bicycle for other siblings to use. All of their children are now at the top of their classes.
A single Buffalo Bicycle typically impacts 5 individuals. In the case of Priscah's family, a total of 8 people used her bicycle to improve the family business, access healthcare and travel to and from school. With a second Buffalo Bicycle, this family now has even more flexibility and freedom when it comes to transportation. Distance is no longer a barrier to the children's educational dreams and the family's business prospects.
World Bicycle Relief (WBR) mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. They supply quality bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in developing regions of the world where distance is a challenge. WBR envisions a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.
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