Mfangano Island and Bicycles for Humanity Colorado

Mar 18, 2013

March 2013 Update


Thus far, we have raised $85 through GlobalGiving towards our goal of $4,000 to assist with in-country transportation and really need your help.  Mfangano Island has roughly 19,000 residents, depending on the time of year and is separated by a giant mountain in the middle.  On the half of the island where our bike shop is located, there are 200 motorbikes and 1 car.  Bikes have arrived to the island and the demand has been fantastic! The team has sold through the inventory and we are sending off another shipment on 4/8/2013. 

Can you image how life will change?  Access to healthcare, access to school, access to the market to sell crops are now a reality, and they can all happen multiple times a day.   

From the bike shop..."I can’t forget to mention the rate at which the rides have increased in the island as now every man and women can ride the bikes including 3 years old kids. This is a big impact to this remote island in terms of transport is concerned. "

Bicycles for Humanity Colorado puts 100% of the funds we raise back into the cause.  We have no overhead from paid staff as we all volunteer our time.


Mike Lover


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Project Leader

Mike Lover

Englewood, CO United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Mfangano Island and Bicycles for Humanity Colorado