Globalbike arrived in Ethiopia in late 2007, connecting women with bicycles. After a successful year in Zambia, the globalbike board wanted to test a new idea. Could bikes help people generate income? Ethiopia provided the perfect group.
The women, connected with Project Concern International, were anything but ordinary women. Often acting as leaders in their communities, these women have developed a micro-finance network to loan money for entrepreneurial endeavors in their community.
globalbikes are available to transport goods to/from market, allowing users to travel farther and carry more than they could on foot. This ability to generate income for their families and communities has lead to greater access to healthcare and education.
After a year in Ethiopia, globalbike has proven yet another way that two wheels make a world of difference.