World Bicycle Relief (WBR) mobilises people through The Power of Bicycles
Pender Insurance is proud to be supporting World Bicycle Relief.
They envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood. By building and distributing specially-designed, locally assembled, rugged Buffalo Bicycles to those who are challenged by distance in rural developing countries, we empower people to access the education, healthcare, and economic opportunities that can transform lives.
In sub-Saharan Africa, there are 550 million people whose main mode of transport is walking. Everyday tasks can quickly become a struggle against time and fatigue. The lack of efficient, reliable transportation adversely affects economic and social development in regions where distance is a barrier.
A high-quality bicycle in a rural area is a powerful, cross-cutting tool that immediately improves livelihoods and educational and healthcare outcomes. A bicycle connects people to markets, schools, and healthcare and allows individuals and communities to accomplish much more in a single day.
You can help too by donating to https://giveau.worldbicyclerelief.org
EXAMPLES OF INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES MOBILISED BY BICYCLES
Learn how a rural community in Zambia has been transformed with access to high quality bicycles below.
See how these individuals have changed their lives:
- Girls student Aleni
- Healthcare worker Esther Mandoloma
- Check out farmer Esawo Njoka
To find out how World Bicycle Relief came about watch our founder FK Day’s TedX talk.