From Babble: In 2006, bike manufacturer Kona launched the AfricaBike program. AfricaBikes are extremely durable, easy-to-repair bikes designed for transportation in the developing world. Over 4000 bikes have been distributed with partner nonprofits throughout Africa, so that adults can get to work, kids can go to school, and families can more easily access water, healthcare, and other needs. And, because of the thoughtful design Kona’s created, these bikes stay on the road, and in use, for long periods of time.

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