Bike Enterprise Program
Botswana, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
AKP Project Since 2015
AKP gives communities vital access to transportation
The Bike Shop Program empowers local communities through mobility: health care workers can see more patients, students can make the journey to school, middle- to low-income workers can get to work in an affordable manner, and families can carry more goods to and from home. Each bike shop employs five women, providing them with the opportunity to support their families through earned income. Donated bikes have been collected by A&K staff in the US, UK, and Australia, as well as through our bike collection partner, Working Bikes. AKP supports the operations of bike shops in the following locations:
- Chipego Bike Shop | Nakatindi Village, Zambia
- Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop | Kasane, Botswana
- Duuma Wajane Bike Shop | Babati, Tanzania
- Jordan Bike Enterprises | Um Qais, Feynan, Petra, Shobak, Tafileh, Amman; Jordan
- Bwindi Women Bicycle Enterprise | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
- Egypt Bike Program | Luxor, Egypt
- Doffa Bike Shop | Karatu, Tanzania
- Franschhoek, South Africa
Every women-owned bike shop in Africa is established as an independent social enterprise. A container of bikes and training are the ladies’ starting capital, provided by Sanctuary Retreats. The women sell the bikes, setting aside a percentage for salary, spare parts, business licenses, as well as a portion to pay for their resupply shipments. Every bike shop has successfully re-supplied through business revenue.
Visit this Project
A&K can include a visit to any of our AKP-supported bike shops on a Tailor Made Journey. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.