Matibane is a community in the Administrative Post of Anchilo in the Northern Province of Namaacha. Matibane is located 40km from Nampula City, but is largely rural with the majority of the population living in a situation of extreme poverty, surviving on family subsistence farming activities.
The community of Teacane, in the Province of Nampula in Northern Mozambique, is located 16km from the main city and connected only by one dirt road.
The community of Makassa is located in the Rapale District of Northern Mozambique, nearly 13km from the city of Nampula. To arrive at the village, you must walk 7km from the main road along a dirt path.
Natoa is a small village along the national road that connects the North and South of Mozambique. Located in the District of Rapale, the village is approximately 16km from the city of Nampula. Despite being relatively close to the city, the village is extremely rural, without access to running water or electricity.
The School of Santa Luísa de Marillac (SLM) is located in the Gaza Province of Mozambique and provides education to over 800 students. In addition to education, it seeks to provide care for HIV-born children, teach key vocational skills in technical courses and rebuild some of the houses of its families.
Guijá is a rural district located along the Limpopo River in the southern Gaza province of Mozambique across the River from Chókwè, one of the more developed and populated districts in Gaza
Lauren and Rui dreamed up Mozambikes while on a road trip throughout Mozambique. They were struck with the unavailability of quality bicycles and challenges to accessing a bicycle at all. They had both moved to Mozambique in 2008 on short term projects, only to fall in love with the country and its people. When they devised the model for Mozambikes, they knew they had a powerful model for change and threw themselves into the challenge of building a business, mass distributing quality bicycles and fighting poverty.
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