Bike4Care'S ARCHIVE

  • 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 (and especially women are encouraged to participate) can apply for a bicycle on credit via one of our partner organisations. For farmers, traders, bicycle…lees verder

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  • 4 students of the Delft University for Technology have designed a bicycle for African street vendors. In November 2009 they have researched the needs and demands of the bicycle users in Kisumu Kenya. A co-creation team was established of (mobile) street vendors, neighbourhood association, market vendors, VBBS, metalworkers, bicycle mechanics, representative of disabled people, etc,…lees verder

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  • In this programme outreach community workers of the NGO Safe Water and AIDS project (SWAP) are equipped with a modified bicycle for their outreach work. During their outreach they provide isolated communities with preventive products like musquito nets, water purification tablets and ceramic water filters. With a modified bicycle they have the capacity and opportunity to visit more households in…lees verder

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  • Accessibility of medical facilities is a matter of life and death. Many Africans live far away from the nearest health centres. In medical emergencies they need to walk long distances. A bicycle can save lives. A bicycle enables medical staff to visit more patients each day. A bicycle ambulance makes it possible for patients to…lees verder

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  • This bicycle ambulance project is aimed at improving the efficiency of medical staff. The bicycle enables them to visit more patients per day, resulting in more people being treated and informed about deceases. Furthermore, affordable medicine are distributed with the bicycles in rural areas and risks of death during delivery is reduced because of the…lees verder

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  • In this programme health workers are equipped with a bicycle, and isolated communities are equipped with bicycles plus bicycle ambulance trailers. The health workers use the bicycle for door-to-door health checks and counselling. The bicycle ambulances are used for emergency visits for better access to health centres. Via this programme the capacity of health workers to visit more patients is…lees verder

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  • Four students of the Delft University of Technology (Paul van Deelen, Tamar Meijer, Stephan van Meir, Guido Molenaar) have designed a bicycle ambulance for Kenya. They have kept a blog at: http://bike4care.wordpress.com/. The bicycle ambulance is used in Bike4Care projects. • Supported by: DOEN Foundation [issuu width=420 height=149 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=110318164723-ae5d5bf162ab4c6aa0c2b050b446a3c2 name=bike4care_manual_coop username=cyclingoutofpoverty tag=africa unit=px id=d3cbfabe-c44c-c116-e31f-70d1b15e31de v=2]  …lees verder

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  • CooP-Africa, Cycling out of Poverty, is a charity that supports small entrepreneurs, students and health workers in Africa by giving access to bicycles. A bicycle plays a major role in enabling African people to improve their access to income generation, education and health care. With local partner organisations in Burkina Faso, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, CooP-Africa makes innovative…lees verder

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  • Four students of the Delft University of Technology (Paul van Deelen, Tamar Meijer, Stephan van Meir, Guido Molenaar) are looking into opportunities for bicycles for health care in Kenya. Earlier this year Nick Abreu from Harvard University explored opportunities from the medical point of view, and now these 4 students are focussing on the technical…lees verder

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