“I came; I learned something from them too. If the people [in my village] bring the bicycle I, too, I know how to repair it for them”
Gbemu is the primary bike fitter (mechanic) for his small Ghanaian town. He uses bicycles himself, to be able to travel from his home to the town, and to his farm. He sees how bikes can help others around him when they also need to walk long distances for work or shopping. While the One Day Workshop is for riders who buy a new bike and may not know much about fixing it, he says that even with his experience as a mechanic, he knows he’ll help his own business with the skills he’s learned from VBP.