Tracked Bicycles have Landed in Singalamwe, Namibia
Five donated bicycles have just arrived with their recipients at the Singalamwe Bicycle Workshop! Singalamwe in Zambezi region has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Namibia, so the bicycles have been donated to volunteers supporting the outreach healthcare program.
Jane Wachila, regional co-ordinator of the Catholic Aids Action in Singalamwe, Namibia has excitedly told us that the bicycles will be of great assistance to volunteers reaching out to vulnerable communities.
The volunteers have been struggling to visit all of their patients on foot. The bicycles allow the volunteers to travel further around the community and in a more efficient manner, enabling volunteers to reach sick patients much faster.
Watch the video featuring the recipients of the donated bicycles in Singalamwe, Namibia:
The donated bicycles in Singalamwe, Namibia are part of the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne tracking program. Tracking devices are placed on certain donated bicycles to track the number of kilometres the bicycles travel. Featured in the image is Lucky and Martin with the first tracking device, ready to place on Martin’s bicycle!
The bicycle tracking program also allows donors to hear from the recipients of their bicycle donations. The bicycle tracking program creates personal connections through the donation process, resulting in deeper connections within the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne community.