Alleviating poverty through the provision of clean and affordable transportation.
Mozambikes generates income from selling locally-assembled quality bikes as a means of transport as well as mobile advertising space. Companies and non-profit organisations buy and distribute branded bicycles to communities, employees and in marketing initiatives, or advertisers can buy branding space, which makes the bicycles affordable for low-income consumers.
Branded bikes act as moving billboards and provide cost-effective advertising particularly in hard-to-reach rural areas. To date, over 100 companies have helped distribute nearly 2600 bikes to Mozambicans. Women receive free training on how to ride and maintain bikes, as well as earning incomes from making bike baskets. Carbon emissions will be reduced as more people choose bikes over motorised forms of transport.
Mozambikes Ltd. constructs and sells quality bicycles that serve as moving billboards. They also distribute donated bicycles and hold workshops to teach women to ride and maintain bicycles.
Mozambikes Social Development is an affiliate of Mozambikes Ltd. and raises donations to ensure Mozambique’s poorest – those below the minimum wage – receive the bikes for free.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides funding for an evaluation plan, training sales staff and technicians as well as prototyping new technologies.
KIVA provides a portal for Mozambikes to raise money and to offer bicycles as a micro-loan.
The 2014 SEED Awards in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.
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