“We’re not claiming to have invented the wheel, so to speak. We’re simply attaching two of them to a bamboo frame and making a quality bike that won’t break your bank,” –Matt Wilkins, co-founder of Pedal Forward. I’ve been working with Wilkins on this video for the past few months, so am very excited to finally put it out there! See below:
Pedal Forward’s goals, missions, and actions are continuously evolving, so get in touch with them for more information. At present, Pedal Forward is donating to Bicycles Against Poverty and the Tumani Fund, two bicycle-related organizations already established in Uganda and Tanzania.
Bicycles Against Poverty
“Getting bicycles to developing countries helps individuals create their own opportunities,” writes Molly Burke, co-founder of the microfinance organization, Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP). Burke and her business partner, Muyambi Muyambi, believe that people can use bicycles as tools for income generating activities, community cooperation, and access to social services – such as healthcare.
Tumaini (Swahili for hope) is a charity, seeking to alleviate the terrible suffering of the AIDS widows and orphans in Kagera, the North-West province of Tanzania. The Tumaini Fund not only provides bicycles for AIDS affected orphaned secondary students, but also provides the means of education through scholarships to 15,000 deserving children.
For more information on The Tumaini Fund, visit http://www.tumainifundusa.org