Community members in Choke (cho-kay) say that lack of transportation is their #1 problem. The remoteness of the community means it is either too far to walk or too expensive for other transport means. For most community members, it takes over a 3-hour roundtrip journey just to sell their goods, yet a bicycle would cut that time into a quarter.
BAP wants to expand to this vibrant community and the first phase needed is to distribute 200 bicycles. We want you to be a part of this exciting growth opportunity! To make it happen, we’re raising $20,000 throughout June.
Invest in our expansion today here: http://www.bicyclesagainstpoverty.org/donate Every $100 means one bicycle and changed lives.
Donating to this expansion means that community members like the ones we talked to below will get bikes and be able to fulfill their hopes of having one.
Meet this Community:
Lucky Apiyo, left, is an entrepreneur who wants a bicycle. Upon doing a market survey, she noticed nobody is selling fish at a nearby market. With a bike, she wants to start a lucrative new business of buying fish from afar and selling them in her community. She’s done the market research and now you can help her and her neighbors get the tools they need to improve their livelihoods.
Ayella Richard, right, is a student who wants a bicycle. He really enjoys his financial management courses and wants to use the bicycle to not only pay school fees, but to do market research and compare prices at other markets for when he starts his own business. He has his entrepreneurial goals and now you can help him and his neighbors get the tools they need to improve their livelihoods.
Evelyn Aromorach, left, is an entrepreneur who wants a bicycle. Once having one, she wants to use her increased savings to build a storage unit to store food items that she’ll buy in bulk when prices are low. When prices go back up, she’ll sell the sorghum and millet for a higher margin of profit. She’s made her business plan and now you can help her and her neighbors get the tools they need to improve their livelihoods.
Meet Daniella, who would be our field-based staff member in the region of Choke and manage BAP’s loans there. Her passion for her community is incredible and it shows in her willingness to work hard for them! She believes BAP would have a huge impact in her community because when it comes to their needs, they consistently say transport is the #1 issue. Most of them live at least 3 to 4 miles from the nearest market, or a 3-hour roundtrip trek just to sell their goods!