Tens of millions of  Bikes being   thrown away annually in the Developed world

Mobility and opportunity are the keys to a better life for all, every economy globally at one point  grew on the back of a bicycle.  In the developed  world, many countries are moving towards bike share programs, that allow anyone with a phone App to find and unlock a bike, use it and   then leave it to be used by another person.  About 30 million bikes a year are entering the market through programs like this.  

Add to this, E bikes or battery assisted bikes are  now   about 50% of the market  in the developed world,   leaving even more  great pedal bikes with no home or use.  Today, there are literally 10 million bikes  plus annually being  taken to landfills and discarded.  The bulk of these bikes are perfectly suited for  the developing  world and Bicycles for Humanity and it's  global Chapter base have  delivered over 150,000 of these bikes to Africa alone.  160,000 over 15 years, out of 10 million annually is a drop in the bucket, the real challenge is, how to  move this number to several million bikes annually and to do it, a new model is needed.

We simply do not have enough B4H Chapters and   to   grow, it is imperative that the people of  the developing world, learn the skills to not only manage programs effectively, but  better understand the needs of those that  are collecting  the bikes in the developed world. If  we can bridge this knowledge gap,  and create a model that allows all to  not only learn, and to find partners willing to support them and all  better understand the process, than we can  scale  at a much faster pace benefiting  far more with the gift of mobility.

The determination, the energy and the skills are there, to  help expand the number of bikes, it takes a new model with a greatly expanded network of  social entrepreneurs to make it happen.

Bicycles for Humanity empowers people in the developing world by helping  transferring skills to them that enable them to create  opportunities  for themselves.