Story Bikes was born from our fascination of electric bikes and love for philanthropy. Our mission is to enhance the way we commute while shaping the future students in Zimbabwe.
Pick some wheels, Give some wheels
The goal of our electric bikes is to get people of all ages back on bikes and living healthier lifestyles. Riders will also have an immediate impact on students within developing countries.
For every Story Electric Bike purchased, a Buffalo Bike will be donated to children in Zimbabwe whom need a means of transportation to get to school.
Mobilize and empower
With the help of our partners, we’re able to identify the students who travel the furthest that need a Buffalo Bike. We work with community and school leaders to ensure the students are consistently attending school and that they’re keeping up their academic scores.
EDUCATION: In rural developing countries, the biggest barrier to education is often the physical act of getting to school. Tasked with many more domestic chores than boys, girls fall behind because of the cultural obstacles they face. In many of the areas where we work, it is common for girls to arrive at school late and tired if they arrive at all.
By providing bicycles to children, especially girls, you can empower them with knowledge and ultimately, change the course of their lives. Keeping girls in school has been shown to have a multiplier effect that can help break the cycle of poverty.
HEALTH CARE: In the developing world, a Community Health Volunteer (CHV) will often walk long distances to provide care for patients as rugged terrain makes it difficult for them to access healthcare clinics. Research shows that CHVs reach 45% more patients more often with a bicycle. By visiting patients frequently and spending more time with them, caregivers can better understand and address their patients’ needs.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: With bicycles, one can transport more produce from farm to market, more grain to the mill and more milk to the dairy collection center. Bicycles offer families the opportunity to build entrepreneurial businesses and create momentum for the entire community.
LEARN MORE: worldbicyclerelief.org