The Bicycle Empowerment Centre (BEC) model has changed cycling in
Namibia. Each BEC is an independent social enterprise that creates
jobs, provides affordable mobility and ensures ongoing bicycle
maintenance services. Profits support local welfare programmes, many
focussed on children orphaned through the AIDS crisis. More than
23,000 bicycles have been distributed through the network of 28 BECs
in Namibia in the past five years.
The BEC model has been recognised by the SMART MobiPrize, an
initiative supported by the Rockerfeller Foundation, and is
nominated, along with 14 other international entries, to win $5,000
and a trip to the Rio+20 conference to receive the prize.
In order to win WE NEED YOUR VOTE BEFORE 1 MAY. It’s simple and takes
less than a minute. As a bonus you get to vote for two other
enterprises. We highly recommend our friends at ZAMBikes, the only
other African entry, and viaCycle, an innovative bicycle-share
Follow the link to vote:
Thanks for your support!