"As a kid I had a dream - I wanted to own my own bicycle"
"Quando era criança tinha o sonho de ter uma
The administrative post of Anchilo is located in the district of Nampula City, about 15 kilometers from the city of Nampula. Although it is located along the EN1 national road leading to the Northern Development Corridor, this is a markedly rural area and most people live on what the land produces, growing their fields (type of garden), as in overwhelming majority of rural communities in northern Mozambique.
The Sacatucua Association, based in Caia district was founded in 2003 and develops activities such as community awareness in the area of HIV and associated pathologies, counseling couples, youth and adolescents to ATS (Counseling and Testing in Health), family planning, male circumcision and support to vulnerable groups like orphans and children, adolescents and widows.
The village of Michangulene is located in the administrative post of Changalene, in Maputo Province. It has more than two thousand inhabitants divided into two districts, Michangulene Sede and Mafavuca and in these neighborhoods there is no electric power since the house are far from the road where electric power boxes that distribute the power are located.
Created in 2005, AIDGLOBAL – Action and Integration for the Global Development is a non-governmental and a non-profit organization. In Mozambique, this organization is dedicated to the promotion of the access to books and the fight against illiteracy scope, mainly in the District of Chibuto.
Since 2017, CAM has been working to adopt a gender approach in all its areas of intervention. In 2018 began a continuous training program involving 11 leading women in the communities of the CAIA district, thanks to the support of the group of women of ideas sharing of Sofala-GMPIS.
The Associação Juvenil para o Desenvolvimento Comunitário, in the city of Beira located in the Sofala Province and aims to help the surrounding communities supporting Mozambican children increasing the level of knowledge, in the areas of preschool education, sexual and reproductive health and sanitation.
Lauren and Rui dreamed up Mozambikes while on a road trip throughout Mozambique. They were struck with the unavailability of quality bicycles and challenges to accessing a bicycle at all. They had both moved to Mozambique in 2008 on short term projects, only to fall in love with the country and its people. When they devised the model for Mozambikes, they knew they had a powerful model for change and threw themselves into the challenge of building a business, mass distributing quality bicycles and fighting poverty.
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