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Bwindi Women Bicycle Enterprise


The Bwindi Women Bicycle Enterprise employs six local women living in communities around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The selected women have gone through an extensive training program to teach them business skills and how to be bike mechanics.


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The Project

The Bwindi Women Bicycle Enterprise employs six local women living in communities around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Used, donated bikes were collected and shipped from the United States, and, upon its arrival, the shipping container itself was converted into the bike shop.

The selected women have gone through an extensive training program to teach them business skills and how to be bike mechanics.


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The Enterprise 

This village bike shop and tour enterprise provides these women with the opportunity to earn a much-needed income while also giving their community vital access to transportation. In addition to being a viable business model, the bike shop serves as a social enterprise, setting aside a portion of the profits to be used in charitable initiatives in the community such as the school fee sponsorship of orphaned students, and investments in local health care and conservation initiatives.


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Our Support 

With Sanctuary Retreats support, the bike shop receives restock shipments on a regular basis.

 
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