Bwindi Women’s Bicycle Enterprise
AKP Project Since 2017
AKP empowers local women through community business
The Bwindi Women’s Bicycle Enterprise employs six local women living in communities around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Used, donated bikes were collected and shipped from the United States, and, upon its arrival, the shipping container itself was converted into the bike shop. The selected women have gone through an extensive training program to teach them business skills and how to be bike mechanics.
This village bike shop and tour enterprise provides these women with the opportunity to earn a much-needed income while also giving their community vital access to transportation. In addition to being a viable business model, the bike shop serves as a social enterprise, setting aside a portion of the profits to be used in charitable initiatives in the community such as the school fee sponsorship of orphaned students, and investments in local health care and conservation initiatives. The bike shop receives restock shipments on a regular basis, proudly paid for by the women with bike sale proceeds. Learn more about AKP’s worldwide Bike Shop Program.
Visit this Project
Meet the women who own and operate the Bwindi Women’s Bicycle Enterprise, a local co-op. Experience the shop at work as you learn how these inspiring entrepreneurs have partnered with A&K Philanthropy to repair and resell second-hand bicycles as a means to support their families, broaden the community’s mobility, and sustain a host of community outreach programs. Guests have the option to grab a bike and ride out to explore the village with a guide.
A&K can include a visit to Bwindi Women’s Bike Enterprise on a Tailor Made Journey to Uganda. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.