Stories From Around the World
For most of us bicycles are recreational equipment, but for some people a bicycle can mean survival — the difference between having a job or not, going to school or not, seeing a doctor or not...
Here are some of those people's stories about how a bike has changed their lives.
Riding out of Poverty, from Kenya to Eden.
Words and photos by Carmen Freeman-Rey
It had been four years since Hans and I visited East Africa on a Wheels 4 Life trip. January 2008 saw us travelling to Tanzania, circumnavigating Kilimanjaro on our bicycles and focusing our Wheels 4 ...
Dear Carmen, greetings from Kizito foundation of Lyantonde in Uganda. Last Sunday, I was able to distribute the bikes to the beneficiaries and it was great! Women never thought they would be given more bikes. It was a surprise to them. I was able to take a few pictures some of which are these in the message. However, it was ...
Below is a report from one of our partners in Uganda’s Masaka District, to read more click on header above:
COMMUNITY BASED INITIATIVE FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
REPORT TO WHEELS4LIFE
Background to CBIRD
Community Based Initiative for Rural Development (CBIRD) is a non-political and non profit local organisation Registration No: CD 6280 Ref: CD/MDLG/1051/04. It is a ...
Guanaride and Wheels4Life donate fifteen new bikes in Costa Rica
“Thank you Manuel Bustelo, and the folks from the Guanaride Race in Costa Rica and DHL Costa Rica for making this project real”
The seventh Guanaride edition took place between the 24th and 28th June. This is a five stage endurance race, which is gaining international recognition for it’s ...
W4L partner “Fish 4 Kenya” project
Last year I was contacted by Susan Thompson,a fisheries management biologist based in Yukon Canada, Susan wanted to apply for bicycles for a community she works with in Kenya. Susan’s work as a fisheries biologist brought her to the Kakamega area for months at a time. Through her work there ...
Tanzania Trip #2 Aug. ‘08
Insights, Accomplishments and Things to do
Evaluation of Bikes distributed in Jan/Feb. ‘08
Distribution of 40 bikes summer ‘08
Bike Shops: Plans to open two bike shops in Feb.‘09
- Amielli near Nyotastar with container
- Joseph in Toloha out of his house
Better Infrastructure to increase success of project: Spareparts, Assembly, Service
Bike Quality ...
We recently delivered a number of bikes, in person, to people living in Tanzania. The delivery was part of our ongoing Wheels 4 Villages project.
The culture here is such that many people within the community are more than happy to share their bikes. This is wonderful to see; when a person is given a bike they automatically treat it ...
SET APART KENYA – Bicycles Report.
Helping Children, Youth, Women, Self Help and Community Projects
Receive greetings from Kenya. First I would like to apologize for the delay of the report this is because I have been involved in other activities in my place of work.
On behalf of the Set Apart Kenya I will like to take this ...
Wheels 4 Life is working on a partnership with the Equator Initiative, a project of the UNITED NATIONS Development Programme (www.undp.org) and other partners (www.equatorinitiative.org).
The United Nations Development Programme Equator Initiative team will help us identify communities along the equator where bicycles are needed. These communities have been acknowledged by the UNDP Equator Initiative (http ...
Here are some background stories from the people who received bikes as part of our project in Madagascar
JEAN PHILEMON ZOTONANTENAINA
He is responsible for 5 villages as inspector of proper disposal of butchery entrails of cows. He will use the bicycle when he makes the purchase of phytosanitaire at Ambositra which is 45 kms. The transportation cost from where ...