2017 Impact Report

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World Bicycle Relief is deeply committed to creating long-lasting, sustainable change. Your support enables our innovative programming, thoughtful implementation, and close relationships with partners on the ground, maximizing your impact.

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World Bicycle Relief is deeply committed to creating long-lasting, sustainable change. Your support enables our innovative programming, thoughtful implementation, and close relationships with partners on the ground, maximizing your impact.


Our Mission

Empowering Change

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. We are committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive.

For many people in rural regions of developing countries, poverty is a daily reality. In areas where walking is the only mode of transport, a Buffalo Bicycle offers the real and immediate benefit of reliable access to essential goods and services. Powered by the remarkable human spirit, bicycles are a catalyst to possibilities.

Our innovative model, combining philanthropic distributions with social enterprise sales, is the backbone on which we deliver greater efficiencies of scale, distribute more bicycles per donation and generate deeper impact where we work.

28%

With a Buffalo Bicycle student attendance increases up to 28%

45%

Community Healthcare Volunteers make 45% more patient visits

25%

Dairy farmers increase number of deliveries up to 25%

  • Student

    Tamara

    As an orphan living with her grandmother in Zambia, 12-year-old Tamara has a simple life, but not an easy one. See how her story changes with the power of a bicycle.

  • Metal Worker

    Joseph

    Joseph, a metal fabricator, used to transport his raw materials from Lusaka by bus, a time-intensive task that required precise timing and substantial cost. Find out how bicycles are helping build businesses.

  • Healthcare Worker

    Royce

    Royce was motivated to volunteer as a community health worker when she learned what orphans, vulnerable children and the chronically ill endure. Before owning a bicycle, Royce would walk 7km a day to visit her three patients. Now, she can visit 18 patients in a single day. See how Royce is changing her world through The Power of Bicycles.

  • Student

    Tamara

    As an orphan living with her grandmother in Zambia, 12-year-old Tamara has a simple life, but not an easy one. See how her story changes with the power of a bicycle.

  • Metal Worker

    Joseph

    Joseph, a metal fabricator, used to transport his raw materials from Lusaka by bus, a time-intensive task that required precise timing and substantial cost. Find out how bicycles are helping build businesses.

  • Healthcare Worker

    Royce

    Royce was motivated to volunteer as a community health worker when she learned what orphans, vulnerable children and the chronically ill endure. Before owning a bicycle, Royce would walk 7km a day to visit her three patients. Now, she can visit 18 patients in a single day. See how Royce is changing her world through The Power of Bicycles.

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Apr 20

2017 Impact Report Webinar

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Apr 10

How World Bicycle Relief’s innovative model drives impact

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Apr 3

GCN Shares Lizzie’s Story With The World

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Mar 20

Beasts of burden: The bicycle vs. the donkey

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Mar 13

Women helping women

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Mar 6

At Kenya’s Ralak Secondary School, girls forge ahead

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