Duuma Wajane Bike Shop

Tanzania

AKP Project Since 2016

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AKP empowers local widows through community business

Overview

Duuma Wajane Bike Shop, employs four women who have gone through extensive training to become bike mechanics and operate a their own business enterprise. Typically, this type of job would be given to a male. Through this female-driven model, AKP empowers women to experience a new field of skills,  earn their own income, and help break the social construct of gender.

What makes Duuma Wajane particularly unique is that all the women employed at the shop are local widows. In rural parts of Tanzania, after the husband passes, all assets (farms, cattle, houses etc.) are given to the husband’s family. This means that following the tragedy of the husband’s death, the widow is very often left with nothing. This project brings new hope to these women along with income generation and new skill set which aids them to support their families. Learn more about AKP’s worldwide Bike Shop Program.

Visit this Project

Take a short drive from Sanctuary Swala to Mwikantsi Village to visit Duuma Wajane Bike Shop. Meet the women of the bike shop, learn about their business, and take a guided bike ride through the village.

A&K can include a visit to Mwikantsi Village on a Tailor Made Journey to Tanzania. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.