21 Bicycles for Africa financed with the help of our community
Some major donations in the last weeks brought “Bikes for Africa" significantly forward! We are happy about the great variety of people who support our project. We especially want to thank family Schachner from Essen, Hardy’s former customer NEDAP Deutschland GmbH, Janne and Sami from Belgium who we met in Belize, family Santana from Chetumal who even started collecting money with the Velosophics donation box and of course all the others!
What a joy that already 21 bicycles more mobilize people in Zambia to go to school, get access to health care or fetch water! The education of bike mechanics additionally helps to set up sustainable development structures.
We are happy to see that bicycles and especially tricycles are already well used in the countries we have cycled through so far in Central America. Tricycles are often transportation for heavy loads or even little shops and imbisses. In every tiny village you find a „Taller de Bicicletas“ where bike mechanics can solve any problem.
And there is even more: People in San Andrés Itzapa/Guatemala got really creative. „Maya Pedal Guatemala“ builds all kind of useful machines from old bicycles. They make water pumps, grinders, threshers, tile makers, nut shellers, blenders (for making soaps and shampoos as well as food products), trikes, trailers and more.
Isn’t that great?