Why Bicycles are Important in Africa
Every year over 10 million bicycles are thrown away in the developed world. Here, we ride bikes for pleasure or to get to work, but in the developing world a bicycle is as important there as a pickup truck is here . Cars and trucks are simply out of the reach of most in Africa and so they must rely on the bicycle to get things done. We started providing bikes to community health workers and students travelling long distances to school, but the need is far greater. This slide presentation will give you a better idea of how valuable the bikes are that we throw away. if you want to truly make a differnce, than we encourage you to start a B4H Chapter, organize a collection at your school , church, community club and help provide the gift of mobility to so many in need.
If you are a cycling team, a mountain bike association and you want to help young riders develop cycling skills and an economy around bikes, we encourage you to send an African Cycling Development Kit, on a pallett containing 10 to 15 great road or mountain bikes and all related equipment. Please share this site with all who want to make a difference, the Bicycles for Humanity Online Academy Courses are key to not only joining our movement, but also to find partners that you can work with that meet your needs and theirs. together, we can make a difference and knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit are the key.
Bicycles for Humanity empowers people in the developing world by transferring skills to them that enable them to create opportunity for themselves.