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.
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.
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.
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.