Another of my bike related projects is running the Melbourne chapter of Bicycles For Humanity. This is a completely volunteer run charity organisation focused on the alleviation of poverty in the developing world through the provision of sustainable transport – you guessed it, in the form of a bike.
A bike means you can travel twice as far, twice as fast and carry four times the load so this means access to education, health care, fresh food and water, community and economic opportunity and employment. Life changing in way it is hard for us to fully comprehend.
I won’t write a length about this here but instead direct you to the B4h website at
And ask you to contribute to the current crowd funding campaign on Start Some Good
This project works in places where numerous other initiatives fail. The stats are confronting.
In the 1970s 10% of Africans were said to be living in dire poverty. After 40 years and a trillion dollars of aid that figure is now around 70% living in dire poverty. Clearly a different approach is needed. One of the ways forward for Africa to move away from aid dependance is micro-financed small business empowering people on the ground.
That’s what this project is all about. Your support makes a difference.