Bicycles provide time-saving transportation that significantly increases access to income, health and education. Instead of hours spent walking with loads of vegetables for market, the farmer can cycle his goods in a fraction of the time. Students on bikes can use extra hours studying instead of trudging many miles to school, and mothers are able to carry children and supplies with substantial ease.
Village Bicycle Project empowers communities by strengthening bicycle culture. With a holistic approach, we provide quality donated bicycles at subsidized prices and offer hands-on bicycle maintenance and repair training for new owners. By identifying and training local mechanics, we make sure they have the appropriate tools and spare parts to keep bicycles running, long term. By specifically targeting women and girls, our programs begin to address gender norms that may limit them from owning and using a bicycle.