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Working Bikes Empowering Africans

For 18 years, Working Bikes has repaired donated bikes, sold them, and used the proceeds as an empowerment vehicle, at home and abroad. Since 1999, it has donated 50,000 bikes to people in Africa, Latin America, and Chicago. 

Board President Phil Kaplan recently traveled to Uganda, Botswana, and Zambia to see some of the donated bikes in action. For our Global Activism segment, we’ll hear about some of the women-owned bike shops Working Bikes supports in Africa.

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