Cycle Namibia with Bicycles for Humanity
This is an exclusive itinerary designed in collaboration with our partners, Intrepid Travel, and the tour will visit their workshops in Opuwo, Katima Mulilo and Livingstone. See the full details and itinerary or book your spot at Cycle Namibia with Bicycles for Humanity
Bicycles For Humanity
Bicycles For Humanity is a volunteer run, grass roots charity organisation focused on the alleviation of poverty through sustainable transport – in the form of a bike.
Every year around 1.5 million bikes are sold across Australia – it is estimated that around half of these will end up unused or abandoned. We put this huge resource to work in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Our Mission, Values and Purpose
Bicycles For Humanity Melbourne was founded by Matt McCullough and Andy Gild in 2008 as the first Australian B4H chapter.
We’re very proud to be part of this global grass -roots movement and have seen first hand how effective the model of Bicycle Empowerment Centres can be in the developing world.
Sustainability, Accountability, Equity
Read our Statement of Purpose to learn more.
A Bike in the Developing World
We know a bike is a life changing object the world over.
In the developing world it is life changing on a different scale.
It allows access to health care, education, economic opportunity and wider community.
Sustainable transport is a big lever in breaking the poverty cycle – a bike means you can travel twice as far, twice as fast and carry four times the load – this alone is enough to provide a change in circumstance that is profound and lasting but there’s more to this project than just that.
Each of the 40 ft shipping containers that Bicycles For Humanity sends becomes a bike workshop – providing employment, skills, training, business, opportunity and economic development for the community in which it’s placed.
Each of these Bicycle Empowerment Centres (BEC) becomes a self sustaining entity – fitting very cleanly into the model of micro-financed small business that is lately seen as one of the central ways for the developing world to move away from aid dependence.