Completed commitment by providing 24,400 bicycles to carefully selected men, women and children. The project has exceeded its $1 million fundraising target, reaching a total of
$1,516,000 in funds.
- Scaled up its programs to address the mobility needs of major communities in Africa. World Bicycle Relief is now committed to provide over 26,000 bicycles to pilot programs in Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
Sri-Lanka project has been completed. Over the last 16 months, World Bicycle relief built a Disaster Relief Program with World Vision International in Sri Lanka that provided 24,351 bicycles to carefully selected men, women and children. Providing simple sustainable mobility has significantly amplified programs addressing the needs of Health Care, Education and Economic Development. The project has exceeded its $1 million fundraising target, reaching a total of $1,516,000 in funds.
As a result of the successful Sri Lanka project, World Bicycle Relief has scaled up its programs for Africa, to address the mobility needs of major HIV/AIDS initiatives. By partnering with other organizations such as USAID, World Vision International, CARE, Africare, Salvation Army, CRS, ECR and the Clinton Foundation's HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI), World Bicycle Relief is now providing over 26,000 bicycles in pilot programs in Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Tanzania. These programs will increase the amount and quality of health care to those individuals that need it most. This pilot programs will be closely monitored and evaluated, so as to broadcast the apparent impact in a way that can be used by other organizations. Fundraising for this scale up is underway and support is welcome.
The $1,000,000 mark on funds raised was recently crossed, and the number of bicycles delivered into the field is 11,500, all of which were manufactured in Sri Lanka. All of these bicycles are verified into the hands of targeted recipients, and are already impacting individuals and families in the areas of health care, education, and economic development.