Stories from using the African E-Bike in everyday life
Below please find 4 stories from beneficiaries who received an E-Bike during the roll-out in March. They describe the the way different versions of the AfricroozE changed their life and their income.
30. April 2022:
TV report from Uganda about the use as a bicycle cab.
Bicycle cab drivers and passengers report about their experiences with the Africrooze and compare it with other cabs in times of exploding gasoline prices (in English and partly in local language).
Enclosed also a visual
24. March 2022
Business Vision in Uganda reports about the Roll-Out as a “historic” moment
05. May 2021:
After our visit to the German ambassador in Uganda, he supported our project on Twitter.
25. April 2021:
we also continued with the homepage, which is now available in English and French. In addition, the news section, further documents for download, some questions and answers, etc. have been added.
Anka, who is doing a 1-year internship after her studies, travelled to Uganda – as described above – at the end of March to support the African E-Bike Project on site. To get to know the details, she worked on the project for 4 weeks in advance in our office in Hamburg.
24. April 2021:
At the beginning of April, FABIO and EURIST were able to discuss all the essential work steps and responsibilities up to the roll-out of the first 100 e-bikes in a workshop lasting several days with 30 participants in Jinja. Due to supply bottlenecks caused by corona, this will not take place until the end of September/beginning of October. At the project presentation to the German Ambassador in Uganda, we were able to gain the support of the Embassy, which posted the project on social media. Ambassador Matthias Schuer intends to be present at the roll out in Jinja. In addition, the company Bodawerk (Kampala, www.bodawerk.com) is one of our new partners and will cooperate with us in battery recycling in the future. Finally, the two Weltwärts volunteers Anka and Lars have started their work in Jinja with great motivation and support both the preparations on site and the communication between FABIO and EURIST.
8 February 2021:
Production of the first 80 African e-bikes has started. The shipment to Uganda is planned for early summer. Due to the donations received so far, it is likely that this first delivery will be increased by 10-20 bicycles.
3 February 2021:
All African e-bikes are given a uniform branding: name and design have been developed by our partners in Uganda with the aim of a particularly strong attention-getting effect.
25 January 2021:
We have been given a stand by the organiser VeloKonzept for the Velo trade fairs in Berlin (2/3 October) and Hamburg (25/26 September) and will be launching fundraising rides there – with the support of Bjarne Mädel and also by former Federal Minister of Transport Kurt Bodewig, both of whom are getting on the new original e-bike.
17 January 2021:
Bjarne Mädel presents the project during his interview on the “red sofa” on NDR television.
28 December 2020:
Together with our Zambian partner Onyx, we have submitted a project application for 300 African e-bikes for female dairy farmers in Zambia.
1 December 2020:
The African-Ebike website goes online.
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