Bike4Work'S ARCHIVE

  • On June 11, 2011 our partner organisation in Rwanda proudly gave out the next 18 Eastman bicycles for the patiently waiting members of the cooperative. The new round was exclusively financed by the pay backs from past beneficiaries. The bicycle parts were assembled in the trading center of Ruhuha and then transported by the members […]

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  • Every year, 10 enthusiastic friends undertake a special bicycle tour. From 2-9 July they are cycling from Lausanne to Florence, via the high mountains of the Alps and vicious climbs in the Apennines. This year’s team: Maurits Barendrecht, Joris Beckers, Cornelis Bos, Noud Cornelissen, Peter Jurgens, Jaap de Keijzer, Fred Schoorl, Daan Sistermans, Onno van […]

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  • From the 25th of June 2011 Gea van Veen starts to cycle a world tour through the Netherlands. With her journey she raises money for small entrepreneurs in Kenya (click here for the project). Her tour takes her to Dutch cities and villages named after foreign countries or cities. Some examples of the places she […]

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  • Kisumu is known for the large number of boda boda bicycle riders. This profession provides income to many people. Cycling out of Poverty supports these people and creates opportunities for them to expand their business. Therefore a boda boda beauty contest was organised on Sunday 5th of June 2011. All boda boda riders of Kisumu […]

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  • Without the support of companies CooP-Africa cannot help entrepreneurs, students and health workers in Africa with bicycles. Become partner of CooP-Africa with your company, organisation or club!  Supporting Africans who use a bicycle to improve access to income, education and health care links with the philosophy of many different organisations in other parts of the […]

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  • Although cycling in Nairobi is often seen as not safe, and people therefore have no other choice than walking or joining the congested roads with motorised transport, a growing number of people is being identified as potential cyclist. More and more institutions do come together to promote cycling like UNEP, UN-Habitat and many civil society […]

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  • To improve the economic situation of poor but economical active families, Cycling out of Poverty implements the BIKE4WORK concept in Nairobi. This concept will be focussing on making (custom-made) bicycles available and affordable for small entrepreneurs and casual workers. Results of these programmes are economical growth (by saving on transport costs, increased income, job diversification, […]

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  • Women are the backbone of society in Africa. To empower the women in rural areas around Kisozi and Butagaya our partner organisations FABIO and HAU are giving out bicycles on credit to women.  Women in the rural villages between Jinja and Kamuli can purchase a bicycle on loan and pay back their loan in installments. Most women are peasant farmers and […]

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  • CooP-Africa is supporting youths in Kisumu in setting up a sustainable and profitable business in the tourism industry. To improve the livelihoods of the Boda Boda riders (bicycle taxis) in Kisumu, bicycle tours are developed. By organising tours on a Boda Boda and organising bicycle tours on hired bicycles with trained Boda Boda riders as […]

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  • CooP-Africa, Cycling out of Poverty, starts a sustainable self-sufficient bicycle taxi project in Kenya. The bicycle taxi (pedi-teksi) gives young people the opportunity to generate income in an environmental friendly way. The project stimulates use of sustainable, innovative and environmental friendly public transportation: the pedi-teksi (a modern bicycle rickshaw). • Target group: small entrepreneurs• Period: […]

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