Almost 63 000 Qubhekas delivered
QHUBEKA’S supporters last year helped the group to distribute 9 391 Buffalo Bicycles, assembled in Pietermaritzburg.
The plant has a particular focus on working with women, and to date the ladies have helped 62 982 people acquire a bicycle in South Africa.
The majority of last year’s bicycles were distributed to Qhubeka programme participants, who work to earn their bicycles by committing to improving their academic results or working to improve their communities or environment.
These were distributed across five different provinces in South Africa.
• 6 323 bicycles went into the Bicycle Education Empowerment Programme in partnership with World Vision.
• 698 bicycles went into Qhubeka Eco programmes in partnership with Wildlands Conservation Trust, where people barter for bicycles by growing indigenous trees or collecting recyclable waste.
• 343 bicycle went into other Qhubeka programmes.
Of the total number of bicy- cles, 2 027 were purchased from Qhubeka, either by companies or individuals.
Many people sponsored bicycles, which helped thousands of others get to school, work, shops and clinics, while some companies helped employees pay for the bicycles so they could get to work more easily.
• Donate to Qhubeka before February 29, 2016 and your donation could be eligible for a tax saving of up to 41%! Find out more on http:// qhubeka. org/
This man transports maize in bulk to a spaza shop in an informal settlement.