Sustainable bike shop in Okalongo, Namibia

by Bicycles For Humanity - Atlanta, GA, Inc.

Summary

Bicycles for Humanity Georgia is a non-profit group dedicated to providing bikes to villages in Namibia. We collect, package and send the bikes and look to improve lives through transportation.
$4,000
total raised
77
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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 further hurt the Namibians. Their relative isolation 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 for Namibians and further increase their plight.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

Having so many bikes in the community will effect it for years to come. Having 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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.b4hgeorgia.org
Bicycles for Humanity Georgia (Atlanta/​Athens)
Bicycles for Humanity International
Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia

Organization Information

Bicycles For Humanity - Atlanta, GA, Inc.

Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.b4hgeorgia.org/​
Bicycles For Humanity - Atlanta, GA, Inc.
Project Leader:
Mary Harwell
Athens, GA United States

Funded Project!

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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