Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

July 6, 2013, 16:35
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Today, as director of research and development for Zambikes, he has helped build and distribute more than 8,000 bikes throughout Zambia since 2007. Zambikes employs 42 locals at its 20-acre facility in Zambia’s Lusaka West, which serves as a warehouse, workplace and community center. Workers there make trailers, affordable bikes and pricier bamboo bikes that sell elsewhere. The durable Zambikes, which can be purchased through innovative micro-financing programs, are gateways to health and prosperity, enabling local villagers to get their kids to school, their sick to clinics and their farm produce and handmade goods to market.

“We think we have found the answer to poverty,” says Funk, who spends half his year in Zambia and more recently at Zambikes’ newest operation in Uganda. “We are not trying to make money, but we are not giving away our bikes. We didn’t go there because the margins are great. We went there primarily to create jobs.”

Plus, the Zambulance saves lives.

via Denver bike maker Daryl Funk designs affordable Zambikes for Zambians – The Denver Post.


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