International Programs

Honduras Courtesy Art for Humanity- HondurasBikes for the World donates bicycles and related material in commercial quantities – 500 bikes at a time in 40' shipping containers – to selected non-profit agencies in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and just about anywhere they are needed and delivery is feasible. To date Bikes for the World has donated bicycles to 21 non-profit community development organizations in 17 countries.

These bicycles provide affordable transport to individuals for use in getting to work and school, or in providing health and education services to low-income rural people. In addition to the partners listed below, Bikes for the World recently donated bikes to ChildFund International in Mozambique and Adelante Foundation in Honduras. We are currently awaiting feedback from both projects.

 Current Projects

 

Ability Bikes Ability Bikes Cooperative shop owners and mechanics

Ability Bikes Cooperative
Ghana

Ability Bikes Cooperative is a worker-owned bike shop based in Koforidua, Ghana. It is owned and operated by physically challenged people, most of whom were previously afflicted by polio. Ability Bikes imports, refurbishes, and sells our donated bikes at affordable prices to working people who need them.

Ability Bikes challenges current social structures and attitudes that oppres people with disabilities. The trained mechanics and administrators in this program have proven their skill to the public through quality sales and service, and in so doing contribute to breaking down barriers in society as a whole.

 

Bikes for the Philippines Baclayon National High School student beneficiaries

Bikes for the Philippines
Philippines

Bikes for the Philippines is a bikes for education project operating on the islands of Bohol and Cebu, with plans to expand to other areas. The bike program has been embraced by the Department of Education and curriculum was developed for training in the classrooms.

Students in danger of dropping out due to distance or financial hardships are hand selected for the program. Each student is loaned a bicycle to get to school and earns the bike upon graduation. READ MORE

 

CESTA Youth beneficiary in El Salvador

CESTA
El Salvador

CESTA, the Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technology, is leading the struggle for environmental conservation, sustainable transportation and community land management in El Salvador. CESTA combines an array of environmental and social programs with environmental and social justice activism, positioning CESTA at the forefront of social change in El Salvador.

CESTA runs EcoBici, training young people as mechanics to refurbish our donated bikes. This program redirects at risk youth helping to build skills and empowering them to access job opportunities rather than joining gangs. READ MORE

 

FINCA FINCA supported rural worker in Costa Rica


FINCA-Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Fundación Integral Campesina (FINCA Costa Rica) is a micro enterprise development benefiting farmers, tradespeople, teachers, students, and home business operators, primarily in rural areas of the country.

The bike program supplies local jobs (as mechanics) and also helps fund the loan project, providing income from bike sales, for members to borrow to grow their own micro-businesses. Bikes help families become more productive in their businesses and everyday lives, moving product and themselves faster. READ MORE

more productive in their businesses and every-day lives, moving product, and themselves, faster. - See more at: http://bikesfortheworld.org/who-we-benefit/international-programs/costa-rica#sthash.LgOg5wtK.dpuf
FINCA Costa Rica is a micro-business support  organization - See more at: http://bikesfortheworld.org/who-we-benefit/international-programs/costa-rica#sthash.LgOg5wtK.dpuf
FINCA Costa Rica is a micro-business support  organization - See more at: http://bikesfortheworld.org/who-we-benefit/international-programs/costa-rica#sthash.LgOg5wtK.dpuf

 

Goodwill Panama Goodwill trainee in Panama


Goodwill Panama
Panama

Asociacion Panamena de Industrias de Buena Voluntad (Goodwill Panama) operates a large-scale, financially-self-supporting workshop providing skills training and employment to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds while providing low-income workers and students with affordable transport.

Goodwill trained and employed mechanics refurbish donated bikes for sale in the storefront. Proceeds fund the training program that teaches disabled individuals skills such as welding and metal working. READ MORE

 

Pinelands Creative Frankie Hinds shop mechanic Barbados


Pinelands Creative Workshop
Barbados

The Pinelands Creative Workshop is a community development program in a low income area of Barbados that provides youth with micro enterprise credit, skills training, and performing arts opportunities.

Pinelands mechanics repair bikes in their workshop and sell them at a low cost. Profits from the bike shop help fund other projects in the program such as a Meals On Wheels program feeding the disadvantaged and also mediation programs for at risk youths involved with gang activity. READ MORE

 

Village Bicycle Project Village Bicycle Project trained mechanics in Ghana


Village Bicycle Project
Ghana and Sierra Leone

Village Bicycle Project sells bikes and parts at low prices to the public in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Proceeds finance training of rural workers and students in bike riding and maintenance, and subsidize the sale of specialized bike tools to mechanics.

In Sierra Leone the project's focus is teaching women and young girls how to ride, empowering them to stay in school and better care for their families. READ MORE

 

Wheels of Africa Wheels of Africa youth project in Kenya

Wheels of Africa
Kenya

Wheels of Africa provides technical assistance, training, and capital, in the form of bicycles and spare parts donated by Bikes for the World, to budding mechanics who set up new bike businesses through this program.

Wheels of Africa also partners with Tour d'Afrique to distribute bicycles to rural healthcare workers, students, and others who need them. This project is focused on bicycle safety and awareness in Kenya. READ MORE

Other Projects

Ghana Shape LivesShape Lives FoundationIn the past Bikes for the World has donated containers of bicycles to the following international projects:

  • Gambia: Fajara Rotary Club
  • Ghana: Asante Akim Multi-purpose Telecentre (AAMTC)
  • Ghana: Shape Lives Foundation
  • Guatemala: EcoBici / Servicios Ecumenicos de Formacion Cristiana en Centro America (SEFCA)
  • Haiti: Christian Alliance for International Development (CAID)
  • Honduras: Art for Humanity
  • Namibia: Bicycle Empowerment Network
  • Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Association of Greater Washington
  • Uganda: Prisoners Support Organization

BfW May 2013 shipment to GhanaMay 2013 BfW shipment in Accra Ghana

=> Apply here for a donation of a container of approximately 500 bicycles.