Bicycles in rural Uganda are breaking poverty and saving lives
Who are they:
Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP)
Where are they:
What do they do?
Distribute bicycles to rural African communities. Allows them to purchase the bicycle on a 1 year financing plan
How does this help?
Improves standard of living. It can take 3-5 miles of walking before they reach clean water.
According to Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP), having a bicycle
- increases your income by 35% each year
- Reduces the time it takes to collect water
- Health care workers reduce their traveling time by 46%
Here’s what Muyambi Muyambi, the founder of BAP had to say about the importance of bicycles:
“I grew up in a nation where few have the chance to own a bicycle. It’s a simple vehicle, but it saves lives in times of need.”
Bicycles against poverty