David’s Bicycle Never Stops Working

For David, a small-scale farmer, father, and entrepreneur, this is not a bike.
It’s a workhorse that he depends on.
All day. Every day. 

In the desert district of La Guajira, Colombia, distance and harsh weather conditions dictate nearly every aspect of daily life. But David and his family have a tool that helps them take on the challenges and propels them forward. 

This bike is essential. It helps me get my son to school and provide for my family.

David | Colombia

In 2021, David’s family received a Buffalo Bicycle as part of a community initiative in collaboration with his son’s local school. The school acts as a community hub – students ride to class, and community members like David come to collect water at the well, teach workshops to the students, and purchase goods (including Buffalo Bicycle spare parts). 

On an average day, David uses the family’s bicycle to: 

  • Transport his son to school
  • Collect water from the school well and carry it home
  • Travel to his fields to process manure, which he sells
  • Transport his product to customers
  • Return to school to pick up his son 
  • Travel home with his son and goods from the local shop
  • Check in with family and friends in his community

And then he does it all over again. For David and so many other community members like him, the Buffalo Bicycle is not just a bike. It’s a lifeline.

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You can help provide more life-changing bicycles for community members like David and his family who need them most. 

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