The World Bicycle Relief (WBR) supports people in need with bicycles. For many developing countries, their own feet are often the only means of transportation. This often makes distances insurmountable for the daily way to school. World Bicycle Relief produces specially developed, robust and locally assembled bicycles and makes them available to students as part of “study-to-own” programs. They train mechanics in the local communities. This way the bikes are serviced and the sustainability of the programs is ensured. We at VALEO IT want to support this great idea.
Help where help is needed
Strengthen the economy
Helping people help themselves
Secure medical care
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For many people in developing countries, their own feet are often the only means of transportation. Long distances make daily tasks such as going to school or work, visiting a hospital or transporting goods in rural areas, difficult or even impossible. Everyday life becomes a run against time and exhaustion.
World Bicycle Relief produces specially developed, robust and locally assembled bicycles and makes them available to students as part of “study-to-own” programs. We train mechanics in the local communities. This way the bikes are serviced and the sustainability of the programs is ensured. Non-governmental organizations, companies and private individuals can also purchase bicycles through our social business subsidiary Buffalo Bicycles Ltd.. More and more health facilities, agricultural businesses and micro-entrepreneurs are using bicycles for more efficiency and productivity. The profits made through the social business flow back into our aid programs.
World Bicycle Relief Program
Two thirds of our work is financed through private and corporate donations and one third through the social business sale of Buffalo bicycles.
Fields of activity
In rural areas, schoolchildren can use bicycles to reach schools, which are often far away, faster and on time. This not only increases attendance rates, but also has a positive impact on concentration and performance, as the children are less exhausted.
For nursing staff, bicycles shorten travel times and allow them to care for people in remote communities. In this way, more people are reached and the quality of care is improved.
Farmers and micro-entrepreneurs can use a bicycle to transport their goods in large quantities and to put them on the market more easily. This leads to higher income and improves the standard of living for entire families.