Bike4Work'S ARCHIVE

  • Our partner organisation AVO is running bicycle credit programmes in and around Koudougou. To provide the beneficiaries with durable and custom-made bicycles a bicycle workshop has been set up. In the workshop youth are trained on bicycle mechanics and metal works. Also, modified bicycles are developed and produced, such as bicycle carts, bicycles with extended […]

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  • CooP-Africa, Cycling out of Poverty, is setting up self-sustainable solid waste management systems with bicycles: the Bike2Clean concept. Private waste collection and recycling enterprises in Uganda, Burkina Faso and Kenya collect solid waste at household level with carrier tricycles and separate the different types of waste (or separate at household level, depending on sensitisation). After separation […]

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  • Many women in the rural areas in Uganda have the potential to make a successful small business. A bicycle can make difference in terms of accessibility to markets and their land, fetching water, etc. Our local partner organisations are running a programme in which they work with those farmers, especially women. They discuss and define […]

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  • Bicycles in Burkina Faso are as popular as in the Netherlands, Denmark or Germany. That is why the local government of Koudougou in Burkina Faso invited AVO and CooP-Africa to brainstorm about how the bicycle could be beneficial to contribute the reaching some of the goals of the municipal development plan of Koudougou. Specific areas bicycles can […]

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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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  • A bicycle workshop and training centre is set up in one of the biggest informal settlements of Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city. By providing trainings, designing and producing (modified) bicycles, and creating employment it is aimed to reduce poverty. In the workshop bicycles are repaired and sold. Also, modified bicycles are developed and produced, such […]

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