Our Story

World Bicycle Relief is mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

What We do

we provide bikes that help people prosper


Sustainable development

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.

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Social Enterprise

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.

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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



Wheels in The Field

expanding our impact year after year




measuring the impact

World Bicycle Relief is committed to measurement and evaluation of our programs.
Download our field reports and see The Power of Bicycles at work.


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