February '17 Newsletter

2017 FebruaryWe take a look at how our program is helping refugees better adapt to living and working in the United States. We also revisit a program overseas trying to keep students in the community by offering them job skills. Check out how your old bikes are helping to change the world for the better.

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January '17 Newsletter

January 2017 newsWe took at look back at 2016 and found many amazing accomplishments from our community led collections to our partners overseas to our loyal shop partners who collected thousands of bikes for us over the past year. We are truly stronger together and could not have affected the lives we did last year without YOU. Check out our newsletter and year in review here.

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2016 Snapshot

2016 Snapshot

Looking back at 2016 Bikes for the World broke many records and we didn't have to look far. It was YOU that made 2016 a year to remember. Our community led collection events brought in more bikes than ever before. Not only that, but those community events also brought in more bikes than all our other sources.


Take a look at our 2016 Snapshot to see all of our accomplishments here and abroad.

Namibia Update

Walvis Bay

BENN has helped establish more than 30 bike shops in Namibia. These shops are independently operated by local people, who are connected with grassroots partner organizations and have been trained in bicycle mechanics and business skills.

The shops sell second hand bicycles sourced from groups like Bikes for the World. The sustainable bike businesses benefit local community projects in fields like HIV/AIDS outreach, orphan care, disability support and vocational training for former prostitutes.

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December '16 Newsletter

december 16Our bikes have arrived in Costa Rica and we have more on the way to the Philippines and Ghana. Just as our container arrived in Costa Rica, Hurricane Otto slammed into Upala. Find out how this impacted our shipment and how we plan to help.

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November '16 Newsletter

November 16Our second container of bikes has arrived in Madagascar. These bikes will help stock a rural bike shop known as an eBox. Find out more about where that idea came from and how it is helping save lives. Hint, it's another BfW partner located in Namibia.

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October '16 Newsletter

October 16 blastIn Madagascar, your old bikes are helping to bring jobs and health care to rural communities in Menabe. This month a second container of bikes, from BfW, will arrive in Miandrivazo where they will supply the local co-op eBox. This month we took at look at how an eBox works...

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Warehouse Moving SALE

warhouse sale

Warehouse moving SALE! Bikes for the World is relocating and needs to sell surplus items. 100+ quality road and commuter bikes, also a few dozen mountain, children's, and vintage bikes, plus hundreds of bike parts & accessories -- locks, wheels, tires, travel cases, bike racks (hitch-, trunk- and roof-mounted), Lemond stationary bike trainer, trail-a-bikes and kiddie trailers, and much more. Vintage bikes to make you the envy of the Tweed Ride. Schwinn Stingrays and collectible BMX to bring back childhood memories. Also shelving and other warehouse fixtures.

 

WAREHOUSE MOVING SALE!!!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2016
DOORS OPEN 9AM TO 1PM
1420 SOUTH EADS ST, ARLINGTON VA
ONE DAY ONLY

September '16 Newsletter

September 2016This year we partnered with a dozen local scout troops to help collect and deliver bikes around the world. Eleven scouts completed their Eagle Projects with us this in 2016, collecting over 1,000 bikes between them! Find out how some of those bikes are helping bring better health care to Madagascar in this month's newsletter.

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Rolling Out Health Care in Madagascar

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Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is also one of the world's poorest countries. 80% of the population lives in rural areas with difficult access to most services. In Madagascar, as in many other countries, the remote communities living in poverty are the most vulnerable segment of society. The availability of health services is extremely limited, leading to high rates of infant, child, and maternal mortality. In addition, 65% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

The USAID-funded Madagascar Community-Based Integrated Health Project, known locally as MAHEFA, is focused on providing basic, quality health care to isolated populations in six north and northwestern regions of Madagascar (DIANA, SAVA, Sofia, Menabe, Boeny and Melaky).

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