Adsum Bike Aid Madagascar
GET INVOLVED BY DONATING A BIKE, YOUR TIME OR MAKE A DONATION TO THE PROJECT COSTS
Our Adsum Bike Aid Madagascar project is an initiative that benefits communities both at home and in Madagascar. The project sees the collection, reconditioning and shipping of hundreds of donated bikes to Madagascar.
The bikes not only transform the lives of those who receive them in rural Madagascar, but he project is a powerful initiative which encourages the concept of recycling and fosters the sharing of skills amongst people from across the community.
This simple, affordable mode of transport can create/access income generating opportunities, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work.
To date, 6 shipments of over 2170 bicycles have been distributed via 2 partners to communities in central and Southern Madagascar.
Our latest shipment is currently on it’s way to the Androy region of southern Madagascar. A region which is especially climate challenged with drought as a major issue alongside poverty.
(Photo taken pre-Covid 19)
We send bikes to give new as many people as we can in rural Madagascar, access to quality and sustainable bike transport.
Water, education and basic healthcare are sparse, particularly in rural communities in Madagascar. Marketplaces, workplaces and other income opportunities can be significant distances away from people's homes. Poor infrastructure and challenging weather conditions can make these journeys more burdensome, whether in the scorching heat or through the rainy season. Providing locals with a means to reach these essential places, and in a more timely manner, will significantly improve their futures.
Recipients from a variety of backgrounds have benefitted from the Bike Aid programme including;
- health centre agents
- youth leaders
- rural school teachers
If you have an old bike (preferably an adult mountain or hybrid bike) gathering dust in the garage, that you’d like to donate , please get in touch as bikes are versatile enablers that can benefit a family for many years.
Please note that the Adsum Bike Aid Madagascar operations are currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.
You can show your support for the project by making an online donation
Bike #190295 (shipped from Belfast in October) will be used by Razanatiana Anastasie a teacher at Tanambao Primary School.
"I will use the bike for teaching and also for the transportation of school canteen materials. I can now arrive on time at work, with the canteen materials and without spending money."