BUILDING BUSINESS AND COMMUNITIES

Economic Development

With a bicycle, hardworking entrepreneurs are able to increase their capacity, earn more income and improve the quality of life for their families. Dependable bicycles provide greater access to essential goods and services.

With a bicycle, hardworking entrepreneurs are able to increase their capacity, earn more income and improve the quality of life for their families. Dependable bicycles provide greater access to essential goods and services.

Access to Markets

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO THRIVE

In areas of the developing world where walking is the primary mode of transportation, distance is a challenge to earning a livelihood. Transportation plays an essential role in market access and productivity.

With bicycles, one can transport more produce from farm to market, more grain to the mill and more milk to the dairy collection center. Bicycles offers families the opportunity to build entrepreneurial businesses and create momentum for the entire community.

5x

With a bicycle, farmers and entrepreneurs can carry 5 times more goods

25%

Dairy farmers increase deliveries up to 25%

62,235

Number of entrepreneurs building their businesses with Buffalo Bicycles (through ‘15)

5x

With a bicycle, farmers and entrepreneurs can carry 5 times more goods

25%

Dairy farmers increase deliveries up to 25%

62,235

Number of entrepreneurs building their businesses with Buffalo Bicycles (through ‘15)

  • Butcher

    Dixon on the Move

    Dixon used to rely on poorly constructed bicycles to run his butcher shop in Palabana, Zambia. He purchased his first Buffalo Bicycle in 2012 after observing how well the bicycles served farmers at the dairy collection center where he is a customer. Today, with his Buffalo Bike, Dixon grows his business, confident he will reach his customers on time. Watch how a purpose-built bicycle changes everything.

    See the Video

  • Economic Development Spotlight

    Zambia

    In Zambia, research shows that farmers with bicycles increase the number of deliveries by up to 25%. The Palabana Dairy Cooperative Research Study has examined Buffalo Bicycle sales over a five-year period to measure their impact on dairy farmer productivity and quality of life. Discovering the strong effectiveness of this program model reinforces our plans to bring bicycles to more dairy cooperatives and farmer groups.

The Results

Measuring the Impact

World Bicycle Relief is committed to monitoring and evaluating our programs and bicycle design. Download our reports and see The Power of Bicycles at work.

Impact Report : 2016

Discover our 2016 global impact.

Impact Report : 2015

Discover our 2015 global impact.

Palabana Research Study

Learn how bicycles help to develop the economy.

Mobility : Healthcare

Learn how bicycles provide access to healthcare.

Mobility : Education

Learn how bicycles provide access to education.

ERGEBNISSE

WIRKUNG MESSEN

World Bicycle Relief verpflichtet sich, seine Programme und Fahrräder kontinuierlich zu evaluieren, deren Wirkung zu messen und sie auf dieser Basis weiterzuentwickeln.

RÜCKBLICK 2015

Erfahre mehr über die Wirkung unserer Arbeit im letzten Jahr

PALABANA WIRKUNGSSTUDIE

Wie Fahrräder die Wirtschaft voranbringen

MOBILITÄT : GESUNDHEIT

Wie Fahrräder den Zugang zu Gesundheitsversorgung ermöglichen (in Englisch)

MOBILITÄT : BILDUNG

Wie Fahrräder den Zugang zu Bildung ermöglichen (in Englisch)