In early 2016, Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy expanded its support to include the creation of a bike shop, established with donated bicycles. Five local women were trained over a two-month period to repair and maintain bikes and to manage the shop as a business. The shop provides students, health care workers and community members access to affordable transportation.
While staying at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge or Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, take a tour of the Uyoba School and, if school is in session, interact with a group of student representatives who are happy to explain what life is like for a student in rural Zambia. Afterwards, visit the bike shop and discuss sales strategies with the newly empowered women who manage the business, and then take a village bike tour.