Link of the Day: Re-Cycle

“In Britain,” the Re-Cycle website says, “millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing and work and education opportunities bringing social change.

“A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life. The ever growing list below shows the countries that the bikes have been sent to since we started shipping to Africa in 1998.”

With these factors and goals in mind, Re-Cycle exists “to collect secondhand bicycles and ship them to Africa. Our partners distribute bikes and teach riders the skills to repair and maintain them. Our bikes also help health/AIDS workers reach remote villages and even provide an ambulance service in remote Namibia.”

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