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Sustainable Livelihoods

Adsum Bike Aid Madagascar:

The Adsum Bike Aid Madagascar Project sees the collection, repair and shipping of donated bikes from Northern Ireland to Madagascar.  

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Water, education and basic healthcare are sparse, particularly for rural communities in Madagascar. Marketplaces, workplaces and other income opportunities can be significant distances away from people’s homes. Weather conditions can make these journeys more burdensome, whether in 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.

Adsum Foundation recognises the transportation difficulties in Madagascar with issues such as poor road networks and the long treacherous journeys often by foot across rough terrain to get to and from market, school and workplaces. Therefore, twice a year, Adsum send two large shipping containers filled with reconditioned bikes which are then collected by a trusted partner and delivered to communities in the most need. 

Over the years, through raising awareness online and word of mouth, the project has attracted a growing network of supporters willing to dedicate their time and skillset to collecting and reconditioning the bicycles which are then sent to Madagascar. These bicycles are sourced across Ireland and stored in our bike workshop located off the Ormeau Road, Belfast.

To date, there have been a total of 1754 bicycles distributed via 2 partners to communities in central and Southern Madagascar.

Read more about the project.  

 

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