In 2022, Techbikers, EnjoyYourBike and 24h Rennen Brelinger Berg joined forces to raise more than 150,000 Euro to help empower the communities of the Mumbwa district in Zambia with bicycles, with a special focus on the education sector. Thanks to the support from the incredible networks from these partners, World Bicycle Relief was able to deliver life-changing Buffalo Bicycles at schools throughout the Mumbwa district and deliver a path out of poverty for students whose educations were at risk due to long and unsafe walks to school.
The bicycle distribution is embedded in our holistic, multi-year “Mobilized Communities” approach with community-led programming encompassing education, healthcare, livelihoods and conservation.
World Bicycle Relief has trained Bicycle Supervisory Committees (BSC) made up of local community members who have selected students to receive Buffalo Bicycles. Students were selected based on distance travelled to school and vulnerability criteria created by the BSC.
All bicycles are not created equal. The Buffalo Bicycle is purpose-built for rugged conditions, heavy loads, and daily use by students. The students you’ve empowered can now reach school safely and on time. With their bicycles, students have extra time for studies, chores at home and after-school activities. Students also transport family members to health clinics and carry goods like water and grain to and from distant markets with their Buffalo Bicycles.