World Bicycle Relief was founded in 2005 by F.K. Day and Leah Missbach Day in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami. By partnering with aid organizations in Sri Lanka we distributed over 24,000 bicycles, empowering survivors. Today, we have assembly facilities in six African countries and bikes on the ground in 13 countries across Africa, and Southeast Asia.
What We do
we provide bikes that help people prosper
World Bicycle Relief is transforming individuals and their communities through the Power of Bicycles; we envision a world where distance no longer prevents access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity.
We provide specially-designed, locally assembled bicycles to entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and students across rural Africa through sustainable work-to-own and study-to-own programs. We also train field mechanics to ensure access to maintenance and spare parts.
To meet the growing demand for high-quality bicycles in the developing world, World Bicycle Relief's wholly-owned subsidiary, Buffalo Bicycle Ltd. sells bikes directly to non-governmental organizations, corporations and individuals in need of affordable, sustainable transportation.
How we do it
- DESIGN, SOURCE & MANUFACTURE rugged bicycles engineered specifically for rural terrain and load requirements
- ASSEMBLE bicycles locally with proper tools and close attention to quality
- DELIVER bicycles through purchases, work-to-own & study-to-own programs
- ESTABLISH maintenance infrastructure by training local field mechanics
- EVALUATE our work through independent studies
- COMMUNICATE program results to donors and partners