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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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  • By the end of July, the roof of the The Green Hub was placed. The building is almost ready for bicycle production, bicycle design, bicycle co-creation, bicycle entrepreneurship, bicycle tourism, bicycle… etc. The construction of The Green Hub is supported by Wild Geese. Support The Green Hub too, via the support page. 

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  • Donating to CooP-Africa for Dutch nationals has been simplified where it comes to tax benefits. For more information, visit the Dutch donation page. 

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  • Another 142 health workers are equiped with bicycles. Community health workers are doing a commendable job by providing medical advise and assistance to the community on voluntary basis. They visit households in their area, mostly on foot. By equiping the health workers with bicycles, they can travel faster and futher and reach out to more […]

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  • We need your vote to win the public award of the NRC Charity Award. Now vote for our advertorial we have sent in. With your vote we stand chance to win a spread in NRC Handelblad and/or nrc.next (leading newspaper in the Netherlands) worth € 75.000! Give your vote.

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  • A month after the construction of The Green Hub started, the ground level of then new bicycle factory and bicycle hub was completed. The construction of the next floor started. The Green Hub is located on the new ring-road, in the informal settlement of Kisumu, Kenya. Besides employment, trainings and bicycles this centre will also […]

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  • Since early July, Menno Dekhuyzen is cycling from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Panama City, Panama. On his recumbent bicycle he raises funds for Bike4Care. He aims to raise € 2,250 with which CooP-Africa can distribute 15 bicycles to volunteer health workers in Africa. Because of this 1,500 households have better access to health care. A […]

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  • 47 more health workers in Kenya are now serving the community on bicycles. They have received their Bike4Care bicycles during a CooP-Africa event. 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 […]

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  • In 2011 4 students of the University of Technology in Delft designed a bicycle ambulance (more CooP-Africa bicycle designs). Now in 2014 this design has been improved and again brought back into production. Since the bicycle factory in The Green Hub has not yet been completed the ambulances are manufactured on a temporary workplace. But […]

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