Village Bicycle Project

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Village Bicycle Project

5 Asiri

“Bikes provide power and opportunity, allowing people to lift themselves from poverty,” says the Village Bike Project. And their approach to empowering people in Africa with bikes is both pragmatic and well considered in its sustainability.

For VBP it’s not just about sending containers full of used bikes out to the most needy areas – it’s about truly engaged involvement with the recipients. The Village Bike Project’s program supplies bikes, spare parts and tools, but also trains owners in basic bike maintenance and repair.

The workshops are free to attend – and only those who have completed them get to buy the refurbished bikes at a heavily discounted price. A bike with value, along with the knowledge, skills and access to tools to keep it maintained adds up to sustained empowerment.