EMPOWERMENT FOR WELL-BEING

Healthcare

Rugged terrain and vast distances make access to health centers difficult. Doctors are in demand. With the help of bicycles, communities rely on volunteer caregivers to visit and treat homebound patients.

Rugged terrain and vast distances make access to health centers difficult. Doctors are in demand. With the help of bicycles, communities rely on volunteer caregivers to visit and treat homebound patients.

Access to Care

IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE

In the developing world, a Community Health Volunteer (CHV) will often walk long distances to provide care for patients as rugged terrain makes it difficult for them to access healthcare clinics. Research shows that CHVs reach 45% more patients more often with a bicycle. By visiting patients frequently and spending more time with them, caregivers can better understand and address their patients’ needs.

Bicycles also contribute to greater retention of volunteers within the healthcare program. Owning a bicycle comes with an extra benefit for healthcare providers. Bicycles can be used for personal errands, instead of walking, leaving more time for professional development.

Access to bicycles results in higher quality care and healthier communities.

45%

With a bicycle, healthcare volunteers make 45% more patient visits

4X

Volunteers can travel four times further on bicycles than on foot

126,629

Number of healthcare volunteers mobilized with Buffalo Bicycles (through 2015)

45%

With a bicycle, healthcare volunteers make 45% more patient visits

4X

Volunteers can travel four times further on bicycles than on foot

126,629

Number of healthcare volunteers mobilized with Buffalo Bicycles (through 2015)

  • Caregiver

    Royce's Two Wheels

    She 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.

    See the Video

  • Healthcare Spotlight

    Zambia

    In Zambia, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) are using bicycles to fight Malaria. The Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA), a program by PATH, returned in 2015 to purchase another 680 Buffalo Bicycles for trained CHVs in rural Zambia. The volunteers travel by bicycle from village to village with the goal to educate, test and treat every household.

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 : 2015

    Discover our global impact last year.

  • 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)