Bicycling Empowerment Network
BEN’s overall objective is to promote sustainable social and economic empowerment through the use of bicycles. We do this by ensuring a reliable supply of donated and affordable bicycles to disadvantaged communities and institutions.
To do this we have to secure an ongoing stream of donated bikes from our donor partners. We distribute these bikes via various projects and through Bicycle Empowerment Centres (BECs), entrepreneur-based businesses that we help to set up in our target communities.
We ensure that beneficiaries can maintain their bikes and that they know how to ride safely.
BEN also engages with decision makers and stakeholders to ensure that Non-Motorised (NMT) Transport is properly integrated into transport planning.