Mobility = Relief
In 2005, F.K. Day and Leah Missbach Day traveled to Sri Lanka to find out how they could help after the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami. During extensive interviews with key community leaders and non-governmental organizations, they learned that simple, sustainable transportation would be essential to rebuilding lives on the island; the couple founded World Bicycle Relief in response to this need. In partnership with aid organizations on the ground, they distributed more than 24,000 bicycles, reconnecting disaster survivors to their homes, jobs, schools, and markets through the Power of Bicycles. World Bicycle Relief has also provided bicycles to relief organizations working in Kenya to combat the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa.
See the Impact
Download results from our disaster relief program in Sri Lanka and see The Power of Bicycles at work.
In the News
World Bicycle Relief Co-Founder, F.K. Day, shares the story of our disaster relief program in Sri Lanka with the Huffington Post recalling, "We left Sri Lanka inspired to build on the impact we had made with our bikes."