By increasing the capacity of local bicycle dealers to access quality bikes, we are helping create a steady supply, while also creating jobs and expanding community partnerships. Bicycles can bring incredible change to the mobility of people in Malawi.
Africycle has been working in Malawi since 2005, refurbishing and selling second hand bicycles and has established a positive reputation for providing high quality, durable bicycles. Africycle holds charitable status in Canada and became a registered Malawian Trust in 2010. Africycle has developed proven staff and systems to implement and carry out programs. Africycle has provided bicycles to over 400 Health care workers, and has worked to train over 600 Health Surveillance workers for the Ministry of Health in Malawi. Africycle has trained and developed staff to operate and manage an independent bicycle shop. Providing valuable skills tools and support that has resulted in a successful partnership and demonstrated the successful integration of programming.
Africycle meets the mobility needs of commuters in Zomba, Malawi, a District of 600,000 people. By overcoming supply chain restraints, we are helping build the capacity of local bicycle dealers to integrate a better quality, affordable bicycle, improving the mobility of households and helping them access their basic needs of life. Our project will ensure that Malawians can access a bicycle that will be a valuable investment to them, and build the infrastructure needed to sustain these better products. Having demonstrated a clear demand for a better bicycle in Malawi, the major challenge is establishing a consistent flow of bicycles in order to continue with our mission of providing access to better quality and affordable bicycles.
The bicycles will not only help the users, but build businesses and see profits invested back into their community.