Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

Tanzania Trip #2

Tanzania Trip #2 Aug. ‘08

Insights, Accomplishments and Things to do

  1. Evaluation of Bikes distributed in Jan/Feb. ‘08

  2. Distribution of 40 bikes summer ‘08

  3. Bike Shops: Plans to open two bike shops in Feb.‘09

    • Amielli near Nyotastar with container
    • Joseph in Toloha out of his house
  4. Better Infrastructure to increase success of project: Spareparts, Assembly, Service

  5. Bike Quality need to design/ source own bike

  6. W4L Film Project, got great new footage for our film

    • Future: Film fundraisers: Winterthur, Trent, Sophie, Diana, Rage, etc
    • Promote joy of giving
    • Feature Josheph Jr.
    • Open Bike shops
    • Success Stories
    • Problems / Challenges
  7. Flips 4 Life support and involvement:

    • 10 Bikes donated
    • Free Film Footage for our film
    • Free Photographs
    • No Expenses for W4l or W4V
    • Great Awareness

Bike  distribution Aug. ‘08


22 Bikes by pastors to div. Communities around northern side of mountain, between Kifaru and Lake Jipe

18 Bikes distributed by Hans and Flips 4 Life


Shighatini  (Mountains)

4 bikes to locals Medical Clinic, Dr. Mark Mvungi

#27  Elituliza Peter: Evangelist visits communities, schools and administration within 10km



#43   Bikes distributed by Dr. Mark Mvungi (see email)


Kisangara/Ugweno  (Mountains)

#29 Herman Daudi     workman/ constructer, helps people in remote mountain area


Toloha Village  (Joseph Barekeli Jr.)

3 community bikes at Josephs house

#39  Neseriani     Masai in Toya village, very poor,  remote, father in prison

#34 Kiure Family   they all use the bikes for different chores, their house is near market

#40 Jonson Kiula Family  to transport, sell charcol, water, food, They pay TS 5000 rent per month for mud hut, they also make cowhide for shoes

#33 Tabia  old woman lives alone, 9 grand children who will use the bike to help her. She will share bike with neighbor.

#35 * Sophia Mwalim   poor lady with son in mud hut, bike will help lots. Makes charcol in mountains 5km to sell, water 1km, market.

#32 Hamisi Idi    man with sunglasses, uses bike to see doctor in Mwanga 20km, water, farming. Lives near water pump.


Kiguonigoni Village

#38 Monika    widow with kids,  has tiny shop and tea house


Kuakoha Village

#11 Eliudi Gurishael   poor man lives in very damaged mud hut, sleeps outside under tree

#36 Rita Lukas   wants to start her own shop

#37 Mwajuma Mmbaga      wants to start business with her bike