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

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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

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Results

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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