World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. We are committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive.
For many people in rural regions of developing countries, poverty is a daily reality. In areas where walking is the only mode of transport, a Buffalo Bicycle offers the real and immediate benefit of reliable access to essential goods and services. Powered by the remarkable human spirit, bicycles are a catalyst to possibilities.
Our innovative model, combining philanthropic distributions with social enterprise sales, is the backbone on which we deliver greater efficiencies of scale, distribute more bicycles per donation and generate deeper impact where we work.
WBR implemented a 23,000 bicycle program in support of the PEPFAR-funded RAPIDS healthcare program in Zambia (2007-2009), a 22,800 bicycle program in support of DFID-funded girls-focused education program in Zimbabwe (IGATE, 2014-2015). With proven operational, financial reporting and programmatic systems, WBR has the capacity to scale bicycle programs in implementing countries. Our partnership model leverages our implementing partners’ community based field relationships and infrastructure to provide a turnkey transportation solution at an efficient cost.
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