Spin Sisters has had such great success fundraising for Bikes Without Borders (BWB) in past seasons and we are doing it again this year! Thanks to your donations and through the sale of our BWB clothing, Spin Sisters was able to raise enough money to purchase 3 bike ambulances in the 2012 season.
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Bikes Without Borders is a Canadian organization using bikes and bike-related solutions as a tool for development in marginalized communities.
Who will Benefit from Their Services
Bikes Without Borders serves marginalized communities in both the developing and developed worlds where bikes and bike-related solutions can have a significant, positive impact on community development.
Example: Rural farmers in impoverished communities in South America, at-risk youth in Toronto, communities in Africa with high incidences of HIV/AIDS.
Primary Benefits and Services to Clients
BWB consults with communities and community-based organizations to assess unique local needs, develop bike-related solutions to those needs, and implement programs that realize those solutions.
Example: Design + develop a bike rental program for farmers in rural Peru, using bikes donated by communities in Canada.
Example: Develop a bike-related employment program for at-risk youth in Toronto.
Example: Distribute bikes to HIV/AIDS care and support workers in Africa, with the assistance of a local NGO partner.
Design, develop, manufacture, market and distribute a bike for impoverished communities, bringing the cost to an extremely affordable level and partnering with micro-credit organizations to offer credit solutions for purchasing.
Design, develop, manufacture and distribute pedal-powered technological solutions for the developing world
Example: Bike-powered water pumps and generators.