Our Sustainable Approach
Building a sustainable bicycle infrastructure in the regions where we work ensures that our bicycles and programs create a lasting impact for the people we serve.

Local Assembly

World Bicycle Relief employs more than 50 assemblers globally, to build and deliver our rugged Buffalo Bicycles. Assemblers hone their skills in specialized areas of the production, becoming experts on specific components. Knowledge and best practices are shared between facilities, creating the spread of innovation from team to team. 

Maintenance and Spare Parts

An integral part of every program, our trained field mechanics ensure that students and health workers have regular access to quality maintenance and spare parts. Additionally, we operate more than 20 local shops, where people can purchase spare parts and invest in a Buffalo Bicycle to grow their household productivity and small businesses.  

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Community Committees

Our education programs are built together with local Bicycle Supervisory Committees (BSC’s). These groups of 10-12 community leaders, village elders, teachers, parents, and students determine which children are in the greatest need of bicycles. Together, they create bicycle policies for their schools, monitor bicycle usage, and provide feedback about what is working and what can be improved.  

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Our Innovative Model  

We combine impactful nonprofit programs with social enterprise sales to deliver greater efficiencies of scale, distribute more bicycles per donation and generate deeper impact where we work. Sales from our social enterprise, help fund more charitable bikes for those in need, building the virtuous cycle.  

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People can be helped out of extreme poverty and into shared prosperity on two wheels.

Leszek Sibilski
World Bank
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