At Wheels of Change our mission is simple, Empowering African communities with sustainable enterprise.
Every year in the United States millions of bicycles end up in landfills. At Wheels of Change, we collect these bicycles and repurpose them to boost economies in other countries. The bicycles are loaded into shipping containers and shipped overseas. Upon arrival the containers are turned into bike shops and locals are trained in bike mechanics and business skills....
100% of all donations, cash, equipment and materials go directly to the recipient communities in Africa. To date, over 10,000 bicycles have been shipped overseas. Every little bit helps, whether you are donating a bike, donating money, or even starting up your own chapter of Wheels of Change. Your generosity will help change the lives of many African citizens.
- A healthcare worker visits 3 to 4 times the number of clients with a bicycle compared to walking.
- Girls are 70 percent more likely to attend school if their household owns a bicycle.
- 5km on foot = 1 hour / 5km by bicycle = 25 minutes. A bicycle carries up to 5 times the load compared with a person walking.