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  • In Coop-Africa’s Bike4Care programme in Kenya again 32 community health workers are now saving lives with bicycles. They have received their Bike4Care bicycles during a CooP-Africa event.  By equiping the health workers with bicycles, they can travel faster and futher and reach out to more patients. The health workers are trained in basic maintenance and […]

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  • ‘Fietsen Scoort’ is a national campaign which encourages cycling to work in a challenging way. The promotion of commuting by bike is main goal of the campaign. Cycling has many advantages, for instance in the areas of health and environment. Fietsen Scoort gives companies the opportunity to sponsor cycled kilometers of employees. The sponsor proceeds […]

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  • Kenya has a system of volunteer health workers, who visit patients in a specific area. These visits are mostly done on foot. By equiping the health workers with bicycles, they can travel faster and futher and reach out to more patients. 24 health workers have received a Bike4Care bicycle from CooP-Africa. They are also trained […]

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  • 50 farmers have received a bicycle in a new revolving fund of CooP-Kenya. In this programme small entrepreneurs and farmers can pay-off the bicycle in small terms (mostly through the use of mobile money). These bicycles enable farmers to carry more products to the market, visit markets more often and visit markets which on foot […]

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  • Many cyclist raise funds during their cycling tours for their favourite charity: CooP-Africa. Jur Schuurman raised more than € 1,000 for farmers to gain better access to markets. Jur cycled the 100 cols’ tour in France (www.100cols.nl). More about his activities you can read on his CooP-Africa sponsor blog. Are you also planning a bicycle […]

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  • Again, 59 health workers in Kenya have received their Bike4Care bicycles during a CooP-Africa event. The health workers used to visit their patients on foot. By equiping the health workers with bicycles, they can travel faster and futher and reach out to more patients. The health workers are trained in basic maintenance and repairs of […]

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  • In August the final touches were added to The Green Hub: plastering, finishing and painting. Now CooP-Africa starts with equipping the bicycle production unit. We can still use your support to equip the bicycle production unit. Machines, tools, working benches, etc. will cost almost 20,000 euro. Donations (both in money and/or machines, equipment, tools, etc.) […]

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  • 25 more health workers in Kenya are now cycling in stead of walking. They visit patients in a specific area and provide counceling, first aid, signal (new) symptoms and illnesses, and refer to specialists where needed.  By equiping the health workers with bicycles, they can travel faster and futher and reach out to more patients. […]

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  • CooP-Africa distributes 78 bicycles to small entrepreneurs in Kenya. Many Africans don’t have enough money to buy a bicycle in one go, but do have a vision on how they can use a bicycle to improve their livelihood. These people can now apply for a bicycle on credit via CooP-Kenya which they can pay off […]

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