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Change the world by bike

Zambikes International is a Californian company set up in 2010 that provides worldwide distribution for Zambian-made Bamboo bicycles, providing increase employment and impact into the lives of the Zambians who make them.

In Zambia, unemployment is over 50%, literacy is low, and school is not free. Finding a job supports more than the individual; it also supports their children, brothers, sisters, and the entire community. When you buy a bamboo bike, you are employing 40+ Zambikes workers that are a part of an entire community being developed in Lusaka West, Zambia.

The bikes seem to be hi-tech and high price, too, but here is one of the thousands of startups that are based on a hybrid model that does well by doing good.

PLEASE NOTE: There is tons of useful stuff on Startup Owl, a site that’s been going for a dozen years. So keep browsing, but know that the founder, Will, now devotes most of his time and energy to his new website that you should definitely visit:

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