World Bicycle Relief’s mechanics are essential to our programs’ sustainability and success. To ensure that Buffalo Bicycles stay on the road, we train one mechanic for every 50-100 bicycles distributed through our philanthropic programs. Our five-day training program ensures our mechanics are prepared for real-life situations. Repairs, troubleshooting, building a Buffalo Bicycle from scratch, and customer service skills – our mechanics training program covers it all.
With new toolkits and uniforms in hand, our mechanics go out into the communities where we work, where they become our ambassadors while building their own new economic opportunities. Because mechanics serve students in rural areas that other World Bicycle Relief employees cannot regularly access, they create a network that helps inform World Bicycle Relief about regional needs. Their routine maintenance service helps prevent breakdowns, keeping our bikes rolling for years to come.
IF A BICYCLE CAN BE THAT USEFUL IN A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO TRANSPORT, IT BECOMES USELESS IF THE BICYCLE YOU HAVE CAN ONLY LAST 90 DAYS.