"Wheels of Change International was established to help the people of Africa gain access to mobility and create a better life for all in their communities. As an organization WOC International’s mission is to help form the foundation for change in Africa, driven by the simple belief that a bicycle can make a difference."
Facts from the WOC website:
When a bicycle is donated, the possibilities are endless and the math becomes simple. In the hands of a healthcare worker, they can cover four times the ground than otherwise on foot. This translates into four times the number of patient visits and four times the number of medication disbursements. Wheels of Change helps fulfill a basic need: to provide a distribution vehicle for improved healthcare for those too remote from formalized healthcare facilities. But it doesn’t stop there. Why bikes?
- A healthcare worker visits 3 to 4 times the number of clients with a bicycle compared to walking.
- Girls are 70 percent more likely to attend school if their household owns a bicycle.
- 5km on foot = 1 hour / 5km by bicycle = 20 minutes.
- A bicycle carries up to 5 times the load compared with a person walking