Al­most 63 000 Qub­hekas de­liv­ered

The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING -

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/

PHOTO: QUBHEKA. ORG

This man trans­ports maize in bulk to a spaza shop in an in­for­mal set­tle­ment.

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