356 Photos - Nov 17, 2011
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Generations of bike mechanicsPhoto: Photo: Training MechanicsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bikes from Avenues Bicycle ProjectPhoto: Photo: MariamaPhoto: KutumPhoto: IsataPhoto: EstherPhoto: EbenezerPhoto: DambahPhoto: AbduPhoto: Safia will share her bike with her husband and her son. She will ride to the market, which is 2 miles away, a few times a week. Her husband will use the bike to visit his parents and relatives in the evenings, and her son will ride the bike 2 miles to school.Photo: Iddrisu Subuuri is a student  from the village of Dupari  “When you are late for school, you will be punished, so I am very happy to be able to avoid being late and to save time spent walking,” he said.Photo: Momori is a piito brewer who lives in Guri in Jirapa district, 40 miles north of Wa, where the pavement ends. Momori buys millet, one of the ingredients for her business, at the local market. She would walk to the market, often 6-8 miles round trip, and carry the grain home on her head.Photo: Having a bike will save Mahamad many hours of walking each week. He uses the bike to ride to and from school in Bulenga, and also rides to neighboring villages to find work. Mahamad says he will always use oil for the chains and will take good care of his bicycle.Photo: Rose uses her new bike to get to her farm and to the market several miles away. She buys millet at the Kandiga market, and then resells it at another market in Sirigu, which is 10 miles away.  In Sirigu, she buys ground nuts, and sells them in the Kandiga Market.Photo: Ahmed is from the village Dupari. He will use his bike to go to market at Bulenga, Chaggo and Wa, which is 35km away to buy things that he can’t get in Dupari. He can sell these items to his neighbors who don’t have time to walk to the bigger towns. Owning a bike will make life for Ahmed much easier, so he can be more productive and increase his income.Photo: Erica is an 18 year old Junior High School graduate, and now works on her mom’s farm which is 2km away from their home. She shares the bike with her brother who also helps on the farm sometimesPhoto: Elewy makes shea butter which she sells on market days in Heng, 8 miles round trip and in Ullo, 12 miles round trip from her home. Before she got this bike from Village Bicycle Project, she walked to the markets while carrying as much shea butter as she could.  With her bike, she will be able to travel faster, and carry more of her products to sell.  This will increase her income, save her precious time, and make life for her family better.Photo: Emmanuel is from Ghana and lives at the end of a wretched gravel road 18 km. from the main coastal highway. Emmanuel is a rubber tapper at the commercial farm 3 miles from his home.Photo: Gatah is a farmer from the village of Dupari. He says, “I am very happy I will own a bicycle.  I will use my bike to carry heavy loads, which is much easier and quicker!”Photo: Agnes will buy a bike carrier to transport sacks of grain, (mostly millet, guinea corn or rice) which she buys locally and sells at the Hang market, about 8 miles away, round trip.  Without the bike she received from Village Bicycle Project, she could not move the grain to the busier markets.Photo: Avorrake lives in the village called Kandiga, in rural northern Ghana. Avorrake will use her bike to improve her business selling Patasi, a beverage she makes and sells at community events.Photo: Abubakari Nsheratu is from the village Dupari where she is a student.  She goes to a school about 5 km from Dupari, which normally it takes her an hour to walk.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Working Bikes shipment (possible DSG bikes)Photo: Family in GhanaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Salia Agandaa at 8Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Gloria Adoboe, Jacqueline Koomson, Liz Agbeleke, Jemima Abbans Esther Drayi Grace Nyanney in MankessimPhoto: Akousua ChristinePhoto: Photo: Delivery of BikesPhoto: "Station Wagon"Photo: Photo: Courtesy VBPPhoto: Photo: Photo: Volunteers Mark Powell , Randy Swart, Matt MacdonaldPhoto: Village Bicycle ProjectPhoto: Akrofi AugustinePhoto: Photo: Photo: