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Bikes in Madagascar

Bikes in Madagascar

Our latest shipment of bikes has arrived in Madagascar.

The container of 320 bikes was packed and shipped in May, arriving into Tamatave, a port in the middle of Madagascar’s Eastern coastline, six weeks later.

The container was then transported to the capital, Antananarivo, where the bikes were transferred to smaller trucks for the long, precarious journey South. Once received by our charity partner on the ground, Satraha, the bikes were assembled and given a final check by a team of mechanics. As distribution begins, local people are now benefiting from these bikes, including teachers, health visitors and fishermen (pictured above).

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We are grateful to the generous support of the Northern Irish public, both through donating their old bike(s) or contributing to the shipping costs to send this container on its two-month journey to the island of Madagascar.

We are immensely grateful to the team of volunteers who use fix all of our donated bikes to ensure they’re fit for purpose when they arrive.

As we finalise our preparation for our next shipment, we’d be grateful for contributions to the shipping costs. For more information on Adsum’s Bike Aid Madagascar project, click here.