Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop
AKP Project Since 2016
AKP empowers local women through community business
The Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop employs five local women in Kasane, Botswana. 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. The bike shop receives restock shipments on a regular basis, proudly paid for by the women from bike sale proceeds. Learn more about AKP’s worldwide Bike Shop Program.
Visit this Project
Stop in the village of Kasane to meet the women who own and operate Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop, 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 town with a guide.
A&K can include a visit to the Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop on a Tailor Made Journey to Botswana. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.