Bicycling Empowerment Center - Namibia



Bicycles for Humanity Georgia is a non-profit group dedicated to providing bicycles to communities in Namibia. We collect, package and send the bicycles and look to improve lives through transportation and empowerment.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Namibia suffers from one of the worst HIV/AIDs rates in the world, at about 19%. In addition, poverty, unemployment, frequent droughts and floods all serve to provide great obstacles for the Namibians. Relative isolation likewise makes it extremely difficult to transport medical supplies, hold steady employment or even attend school. All of these factors combine to make life very difficult and further increase vulnerability.

How will this project solve this problem?

A bike can provide a world of resources by creating a source of revenue for bike mechanics, allowing health care workers to visit more patients with more supplies, and increasing accessibility to employment and education.

Potential Long Term Impact

Having sustainable transportation in a community will effect it for years to come. Proper transport will enable the community to grow into a place that offers suitable medical care to a citizenry that is educated, employed and more mobile.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,000

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,000 .  The original project funding goal was $3,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Mary Harwell

Atlanta, GA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Bicycling Empowerment Center - Namibia
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