Bamboo is a resistant, flexible and ecological material. In Ghana it grows in abundance. Comparing these bikes to traditional metal bikes, bamboo bikes require less electricity and no dangerous chemicals are used in their manufacture. They are light and stable, can be handled in rough terrain and to carry agricultural loads and passengers.
After having received international awards for this undertaking, they no longer only sell their bicycles in Ghana, they export to the United States, Australia, Japan, Germany and the Netherlands through the internet. With the increase in sales, they have also increased the workforce to almost 100. Work for the unemployed in rural areas.
The initiative is supported by the Small Grants Program of the Global Environment Facility, implemented by the United Nations Development Program.
More information: Ghana Bamboo Bikes