Funded project

Cycloville – red de ciclistas y tiendas de bicis en Nairobi

Nairobi - Kenya

Youth from the slums will have a line of work within the bike industry and will earn enough money to make a living

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • SantaFixie clients 1.500€
  • Direct beneficiaries 25

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 100

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Bikes not Bombs

Budget

  • Materials 500€
  • Staff 1.000€
  • Total 1.500€
1.500€

Description

Bikes Not Bombs, a nonprofit that uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change, partners with Cycloville, a network of Bike Shops in Nairobi, Kenya, that is working to grow the bicycle industry and provide employment to youth from neighboring slums. 

Cycloville creates employment opportunities for the urban poor youth from the slums. These youth have access to apprenticeship positions and employment in one of the Nairobi bike shops within the Cycloville network, as well as entrepreneurship training to develop their own small bicycle businesses. As the industry grows, it will offer tremendous economic development opportunities for youth from the slums.

In addition to growing the bicycle industry and providing youth employment, Cycloville is working to grow the community of cyclists and their engagement in the broader cycling movement.

Activities

  • Train 25 youth per year as mechanics and support them to gain employment in bike shops throughout Nairobi.
  • Ship over 1000 used bikes per year.
  • Connect with new suppliers to stabilize the market and support the growth of the bike industry.

Who will benefit?

25 youth from the slums will be trained as mechanics and employed in Cycloville's network of Bike Shops. Also, the entire cycling community and everyone they serve. This includes everyone from shop owners to racers to bike dependent commuters. 

Project objectives

Create employment to youth from neighboring slums.

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