Bicycling Empowerment Center - Namibia

by Bicycles For Humanity - Atlanta, GA, Inc.

Summary

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.
$3,000
total raised
20
donors
0
monthly donors
3
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 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.

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 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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.b4hgeorgia.org/​
Bicycles for Humanity Georgia
Bicycles for Humanity Athens/​Atlanta Facebook Page
Bicycles for Humanity Georgia Twitter Page
Bicycles for Humanity International

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
Atlanta, 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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