Dave Neiswander, World Bicycle Relief’s Africa Director, was recently featured in his hometown’s newspaper for his impactful work providing bicycles in Africa. Dave learned about WBR after traveling to Angola on a safari, when he met co-founders F.K. and Leah Day. Upon learning about their work with SRAM and WBR, Dave knew he wanted to be a involved with the organization.
Since working in Zambia as WBR’s Africa Director, Dave has provided incredible leadership of WBR’s bicycle prorams and improved the lives of students, healthcare workers and entreprenuers across Africa. In December 2011, he had the pleasure of sharing WBR’s work with President George W. Bush and family as they visited Zambia. President Bush has been heavily involved in Africa, especially since he instituted the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2004. He continues to visit on a regular basis to support aid programs throughout the continent. Dave noted, “The president was very engaging and insightful as to aid to Africa. I was impressed with his knowledge and perspective on how to move the continent forward. A cyclist himself, President Bush was impressed by our bicycles and the programs World Bicycle Relief is doing.”