Our Impact in Africa
Re-Cycle has been sending bikes to Africa for 25 years and has sent over 125,000 bikes and hundreds of thousands of spare parts. During this time, the bikes and spare parts that we have sent have helped thousands of people in rural communities across Africa.
All the bikes and parts that we receive are donated by the generous UK public. Every single bike that is received into our warehouse is checked and if suitable for Africa, prepped and loaded onto a shipping container and sent to one of our partners.
Once our partner receives these bikes in country, they are rebuilt and distributed into the local community either through their programmes or sold and the money the partner receives for the sale goes towards supporting the work that they do in the community.
But is Re-Cycle having an impact in Africa? And if so, how?
How are we directly helping improve peoples lives through bicycle re-use?
Both questions are very important but also very complex. Measuring our impact in country is key to knowing what we are doing in the UK is having a positive change in Africa. We work closely with our partners to obtain this type of feedback and we have some key highlights to share with you below.