Self-Sufficiency Transforms Communities

While a bicycle can't rush an ill person to a hospital, it does bring health workers to patients, or teachers to remote children or parents to available work. Learn how bicycles are creating opportunity and self-sufficiency in the communities where we work.

The Vehicle

Wheels to Work

United States

Project: Wheels to Work
Partners: The United Way, First Step Staffing, The Gateway Center, Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency
Mission: For nearly half of low-income adults receiving vocational training and job placement support, lack of personal transportation handicaps their ability to earn and retain jobs. In cooperation with non-profits issuing bicycles to new hires, Wheels to Work provides more reliable commuting for individuals and more reliable attendance for hiring companies. Learn more.

International Medical Corps

Africa

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Project: CASE Project
Partner: International Medical Corps
Mission: International Medical Corps' Care, Access, Safety & Empowerment (CASE) project increases access and quality of medical, social and economic services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in DRC. By equipping health service workers with new bicycles, IMC has dramatically expanded the range and speed of service to survivors living in remote communities. Learn more

Cambio Movimiento

Central America

Country: Nicaragua
Project: Cambio en Movimiento (Change in Motion)
Partners: Amigos for Christ, Food for the Poor, American Nicaraguan Foundation
Mission: Transportation is extremely limited in the western hemisphere's second poorest nation. By personally interviewing citizens, micro-business owners and community groups, our field-based partners grant bicycles that foster community development and new income opportunities. And our policies for monthly inspection and maintenance ensure that bicycles deliver value long-term. (View video)

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