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BCI Donates 100 Bicycles to Young People in Quelimane

Published:  February 2, 2024

We are delighted to share with you the news of our latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) partnership with BCI, one of the leading banks in Mozambique. BCI has generously donated 100 bicycles to a group of young people in Quelimane, the capital of Zambezia province and the largest city in central Mozambique.

Quelimane is known as Africa’s Bicycle Capital, as it has a vibrant culture of cycling for both personal and commercial purposes. Thousands of bicycles can be seen on the streets every day, carrying passengers and goods across the city. Bicycles are not only a convenient and affordable mode of transportation, but also a source of income for many people who work as bicycle taxi drivers.

The 100 bicycles donated by BCI were handed over to the beneficiaries in a ceremony attended by the Chairman of BCI’s Board of Directors, Francisco da Costa, and the Mayor of Quelimane, Manuel Araújo. Both expressed their appreciation for the project and highlighted the benefits of bicycles for the city and its people. They also encouraged the young recipients to use the bicycles responsibly and productively, as a means of improving their lives and supporting their families.

The project aims to have a positive impact on the lives of 500 people, as each beneficiary is part of a family with an average of five members. The bicycles will enable the young people to start or expand their own taxi businesses, generating income and creating employment opportunities. The bicycles will also help them access education, health, and other services more easily and quickly.

We are very grateful to BCI for their trust and support, and we hope that this project will inspire more similar initiatives from other companies and organizations. We believe that small and simple gestures can have a big impact on the lives of others, and we are committed to making a difference in the communities where we operate. Thank you for reading and sharing our story.

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