Just started following World Bicycle Relief which is addressing mobility issues in rural Africa. 50,000 specially built bikes have been distributed since 2004. Programs have ranged from assisting with the recover from a Tsunami to micro-financing. A compelling metric on the website about the Power of Bicycles in Africa.
The Power of Bicycles
Over equal units of time, one can ride a bicycle 4 times the distance as one can travel on foot.
Riding a bicycle increases one’s capacity to carry by 5 times.