Bicycles Change Lives - updated 29 November 2013
Transport and development go hand-in-hand. Virtually everything traded, must be transported, and almost everyone needs wheels to get to work or school. Simple, affordable transport generates income opportunities in developing countries, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work.
In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing as well as work and education opportunities helping to bring social change. A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.
The ever growing list below shows the countries that the bikes have been sent to since we started shipping to Africa in 1998. Some of the projects that we have shipped to are sadly no longer active but we are currently shipping regularly to our partners in Ghana (2), Namibia, S. Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and most recently to The Gambia. We have now sent more than 130 container shipments containing over 49,000 bicycles (for current total please see below)- all thanks to the donations of bikes, time and money from our many wonderful supporters. Very many thanks to all who have supported our work.
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