Bicycles For Humanity - Atlanta, GA, Inc.

The mission of Bicycles For Humanity Georgia is to empower individuals to improve their quality of life by transferring mobility through the use of bicycles.
Jan 27, 2014

Bicycle Updates from northern Namibia!

Happy New Year! We hope that this email finds you and yours having a wonderful 2014, and that your holiday season was merry and bright!

We have some exciting news to share with you: We have gotten official word from our partners in Namibia on the numbers and resupply route that our last shipment of bicycles took after reaching Namibia! Your efforts helped further sustain SEVEN Bicycling Empowerment Centers in northern Namibia! Woo! How amazing are you?!?

Here is the official breakdown:

Recipient:                   Total Number of Bicycles Received:

Nkurenkuru                  74

Singalamwe                63

Katima                        23

Ngoma                        50

Bunya                         40

Rundu                         20

Shikenge                    20

And, in addition to all of this bicycle goodness, and in large part thanks to our friends in Arkansas who donated their entire workshop of tools and parts, we sent boxes upon boxes of high quality tools and parts that projects will be able to use for years to come. Not only will this shipment, through your help, provide affordable and sustainable transportation for many in the region, but you have also directly helped empower folks to access employment, health care, and education. THANK YOU, from the deepest places in our hearts!

You will find a map of these lovely locations attached with this update. Even better, though, is that we will be conducting an evaluation/support trip to Namibia in April to be able to share with you some of the stories, faces, and places of the lives that you have helped to impact with your generosity. We cannot wait!! Because of time and budget constraints, and because you are so wonderful and we supported so many projects, we will not be able to visit every bicycle center, but we are hoping to visit as many as possible, so that we can send you a closer glimpse of all that you have accomplished. We are continuing to raise funds to cover the final evaluation costs, so please do not hesitate to share your good work with friends and family so that they can join our journey as well!

We are humbly and profusely thankful that you have chosen to partner with us in this effort to make an impact in the lives of others. You make it possible! If there are specific questions or pictures that you would like for us to capture during our April support and evaluation trip, please let us know! We would love to bring your thoughts along with us while we visit the bicycles that you helped repurpose across the world.

With warmth and gratitude,
Mary & the B4H GA family

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Aug 13, 2013

Last Seen Off the Coast of Spain...

Sending our shipment off with fanfare...
Sending our shipment off with fanfare...

What, do you ask, was last seen off the coast of Spain? Our second shipment of recycled bicycles heading for Walvis Bay, Namibia, that is!! Thanks to YOU, we will be impacting commuities in Namibia by transferring transportation for development projects and personal empowerment. Woo hoo! You are such a rock star.

We had so much fun packing and shipping the container for our second shipment of bikes, tools and spare parts. If you weren't able to be a part of our load day, we'd love to share the joy through a few photos on our Facebook page.
We are so excited to share developments with you as the weeks progress and as we plan for our support and evaluation trip in the months to come. Although we are coming to a close with this project page, do not fret, you can still keep up with all of the latest and greatest news, and continue to give towards bicycle empowerment, by connecting with us through our updated Project Page: Bicycling Empowerment Center - Namibia.
THANK YOU again for being our greatest champions and supporters. From our hearts to yours, we are abundantly grateful for your generosity and willingness to impact the lives of others!
With warmth,
Davis & Mary Harwell
& the B4H family
Final paperwork & sealing the container for travel
Final paperwork & sealing the container for travel
Taking bicycle inventory!
Taking bicycle inventory!
Loading up lots and lots of bikes...
Loading up lots and lots of bikes...
Laid out and ready to be sent to their new home...
Laid out and ready to be sent to their new home...
The container arrives and is ready to load!
The container arrives and is ready to load!

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Aug 13, 2013

Last Seen Off the Coast of Spain...

Sending our shipment off with fanfare...
Sending our shipment off with fanfare...

What, do you ask, was last seen off the coast of Spain? Our second shipment of recycled bicycles heading for Walvis Bay, Namibia, that is!! Thanks to YOU, we will be impacting commuities in Namibia by transferring transportation for development projects and personal empowerment. Woo hoo! You are such a rock star.

We had so much fun packing and shipping the container for our second shipment of bikes, tools and spare parts. If you weren't able to be a part of our load day, we'd love to share the joy through a few photos on our Facebook page.
We are so excited to share developments with you as the weeks progress and as we plan for our support and evaluation trip in the months to come. Although we will be taking a brief break to refocus/revitalize/refresh before our next shipment, do not fret, you can still keep up with all of the latest and greatest news, and continue to give towards bicycle empowerment, by connecting with us through our project page and on our website. 
THANK YOU again for being our greatest champions and supporters. From our hearts to yours, we are abundantly grateful for your generosity and willingness to impact the lives of others!
With warmth,
Davis & Mary Harwell
& the B4H family
Lots and lots of bikes ready for their new home...
Lots and lots of bikes ready for their new home...
The container arrives and is ready to load!
The container arrives and is ready to load!
Kristie mastering bicycle inventory!
Kristie mastering bicycle inventory!
Our volunteers loaded nearly 350 bikes in one day!
Our volunteers loaded nearly 350 bikes in one day!
Final paperwork & sealing the container for travel
Final paperwork & sealing the container for travel

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