girl with bicycle on ridge in south africa
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World Bicycle Relief is a catalyst for change, helping individuals, their families, and entire communities to thrive through The Power of Bicycles.

A bicycle changes everything

Your support can help children, families, and communities thrive with bicycles.
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The Need

In many rural regions of the world, millions of people walk for miles each day just to survive. On foot, individuals race against the sun to complete everyday tasks. Distance is a barrier to attending school, receiving healthcare, and delivering goods to market.

Our Response

World Bicycle Relief delivers specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles for people in need. We’ve developed an efficient, innovative, and scalable model to help empower communities of students, health workers, and entrepreneurs in low-income regions with life-changing mobility.

Why this bike?

Designed by World Bicycle Relief, the Buffalo Bicycle isn’t your typical bike. While most of the world’s bicycles are lightweight, complex and made for recreation, they designed the Buffalo to meet the pressing needs of people in rural regions of developing countries. Their collaboration with industry leaders reflects a commitment to creating a stronger, simpler, and sustainable bicycle that can withstand harsh rural conditions.


With bicycles, farmers deliver more milk and increase their incomes by 23%; community health workers can visit 88% more patients; and girl students reduced absenteeism by 28%.