A few years ago, a fabrication shop for the production of bicycle ambulances started up in the poverty-stricken African country Malawi. In only a short period of time, the shop became an important supplier of transport equipment in the southern part of the country named Sakaramenta. Besides bicycle ambulances, also other transport equipment is fabricated, such as transport vehicles for water and milk, a mobile mini-store and a waste disposal vehicle. About 17 people find employment at the fabrication shop.
During the past three years, about 900 bicycle ambulances have been produced in the Blantyre shop. Approximately 2.500 small villages do have access to medical transport now. The Dutch Foundation Transport4Transport takes care of financing the major part of the bicycle ambulances. Revenues of the foundation are mainly generated by Wagenborg Store.
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