Bikes 4 Namibia

Bikes empower communities

This project will see 400 pre-loved bikes collected from across Sydney and delivered to a town in Namibia. Bikes for Humanity Sydney will pack a shipping container full of bikes and the equipment needed to start a bike workshop. We’ll raise funds to pay for transportation of the bikes and the shipping container.

Over 12,000 bicycles are now an integral part of Namibia’s transport system. Bikes for Humanity groups in 49 towns around the world collected these pre-loved bikes. Together these organisations are making a big impact in Namibia. The bikes provide mobility, income generation activities, hope and dignity to disadvantaged Namibians.

Lifeline Childline in Ondangwa, Namibia provides support to people impacted by HIV/AIDs

Our in-country partner for this project is the Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN). BEN and their partners use the bikes and the shipping containers we send to establish bicycle empowerment centers. So far 21 bicycle empowerment centers provide bike sales and maintenance services to their communities. The centers have provided skills training and created jobs for 90 Namibians, half of whom are women.

Bicycles for HIV/AIDS-affected communities

Some of our bikes are distributed to community-based organisations whose volunteers and staff use them to greatly improve the efficiency of their work. To date, over 36 community based organisations have been given bikes. Most of these organisations provide home-based care to people living with HIV/AIDS  as well as the orphans, and vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Namibia’s HIV/ AIDS infection rate is 19.9 percent, and there are over 100,000 orphans in the country so many more bikes and centers are needed.

Join us and make this project happen

Donate directly to this project and provide these communities with much need equipment and mobility to help lift them out of poverty.