The Power of Bicycles

Our Story

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood.

  • The Need

    For many people in developing countries, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Add the challenge of distance and seemingly simple tasks of going to school, visiting the clinic, or delivering goods to market become difficult and sometimes impossible. With no choice but to walk, meeting everyday needs is a struggle against time and fatigue.

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    The Need

    For many people in developing countries, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Add the challenge of distance and seemingly simple tasks of going to school, visiting the clinic, or delivering goods to market become difficult and sometimes impossible. With no choice but to walk, meeting everyday needs is a struggle against time and fatigue.

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  • Our Response

    World Bicycle Relief builds and distributes rugged, specially-designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs through study-to-own and work-to-own programs. By training bike assemblers and field mechanics, we create new revenue streams while ensuring that our end-users have reliable access to maintenance and spare parts.

  • Student

    Our Response

    World Bicycle Relief builds and distributes rugged, specially-designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs through study-to-own and work-to-own programs. By training bike assemblers and field mechanics, we create new revenue streams while ensuring that our end-users have reliable access to maintenance and spare parts.

Our Approach

How We Do It

455,053

Bicycles distributed

2,100

mechanics trained

2,275,265

LIVES CHANGED

OUR APPROACH

HOW WE DO IT

RESULTS-DRIVEN

Our field-focused monitoring and evaluation drives innovation to meet end-user needs.

INNOVATIVE

Combining philanthropic distributions with social enterprise sales achieves greater impact.

COLLABORATIVE

Working with partners helps us design and implement better programs.

WILL YOU JOIN US?

Our vision is to continue to innovate, collaborate, and create mobilized communities. Your contribution is vital to our success in reaching the millions of individuals who are challenged by distance.

FUNDRAISE