Monday, September 26, 2016

Sept 2016

Hey everyone- we are back after a summer hiatus.  What a summer it was.

First and foremost a big big thanks to the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition for sponsoring the Victoria Tweed Ride.  $914 was raise for Bicycles for Humanity.  Thank-you to the GVCC and the riders.  Every nickel we raise goes to paying shipping charges to get the bikes to folks that need them.

I guess with support from groups like the GVCC and YOU, we will put container #9 in motion.  If we can get #9 in gear for next spring we will be celebrating about 4,000 bikes shipped to Africa.

Here are a few photos we just received from Zomba Malawi showing #8's arrival.   Take note of the wristband on the headset of the Raleigh in the 3rd pic.  We affix a numbered wristband to each bike as it is loaded to assist with tracking and inventory control.  Thats a bike we loaded in June!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Shipment #8 is sealed.

Wow- thanks to  so many people for helping get our eight shipment underway.  Comox Pacific Express came through with the logistics again and got the container from Deltaport over to the island and return for us.  Thanks so much.

Special shout out to Henry and his team in the "Me-to-We" club at Sir James Douglas School.  To date they have raised over $4,000 to support shipping costs. Incredible.

Here is a pic of the container when it was almost done.  We did squeeze a few more in!

Enjoy the summer everyone.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Still Here! Working on #8

We are still here and looking forward to ramping things up for a spring 2016 Shipment.  The bikes are having a great impact in Malawi and we look forward to shipping our 3500th bike before the summer.  Wow. Thanks for your support!
Here is a video from Malawi, with promises of another to follow.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Shipment #7


Wow- when Chris and Linda Wille started this adventure in 2009 who would have forecast we would be shipping our 7th container load for a total of over 3,000 bikes providing mobility in Africa. We hope to be loading #7 sometime between June 9 and 12.
Drop us a line if you want to roll up your sleeves and see the amazing sight of 500 bikes stages for loading.  We would appreciate your help and camaraderie. 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Victoria to Malawi with Love

 June 2014, the day our B4H Victoria volunteers  were packing bikes into a container bound for Malawi, a young lady  brought a bike for donation on behalf of her cousin, who had passed away. She wanted to honour her cousin, who loved biking, by sending her bike to Malawi. This week, that bike was donated to Grace. Grace is is a health care worker from Machinga District in Malawi. Grace is responsible for delivering health services to 407 households, over 2000 people. Before receiving this bike, Grace was tasked with visiting these areas by foot, along with taking care of her own needs and family. This bike will now allow Grace to visit the many homes more frequently and help deliver vital care to people living in extremely poor and isolated communities. The simple gift of a bike will impact the lives of thousands of people. We want to thank all those who have contributed and helped people like Grace through our project.  We hope you will join B4H this spring as we gear up to send another 500 bikes to the people of Malawi. Your support will help change lives!