Bicycle remains an affordable transport, allowing people to travel with a high degree of autonomy. Bicyle allows patients to go to hospital, transporting women in labor for deliveries in remote medical centers, giving youth access to education when school is not in their village,
Since 2008, Zambikes has been producing high quality bamboo bicycle frames. The bamboo bike building techniques and technology has been in development for over a decade, and Zambikes has been able to harness that development, add value to it, and produce some of the best bamboo frames in the world. Zambikes has sent over 300 frames to more than 20 different countries worldwide.
Zambikes is a social business that manufactures, assembles and distributes high quality bicycles, bicycle ambulances and cargo bicycle trailers to the underprivileged, empowering individuals to fight the mindset of poverty and address the economic and social needs of Zambia (Africa).
Zambikes values :
- Building grassroots relationships that lead to the empowerment of Zambians through job creation, skills training, and providing bicycles and bicycle accessories as tools.
- Aiding in sustainable economic development throughout Zambia by providing high quality bicycles and bicycle trailers that are manufactured, assembled and serviced by Zambians.
- Improving the quality of products imported into and products being exported from Zambia.
Zambulances had transported more than 40 mothers to rural health clinics to give birth. They have a great system where the women get a prenatal check up and get assigned a delivery week. The Zambulance will then pick them up on the desired week. Then they will stay at the clinic until they deliver the baby.