Through this project, women buy cycles on loans, gaining mobility and hence power in their hands
When most people in the country were upgrading to cars, in 2006 we responded to the needs of our women in villages – for a cycle. With no public transport system at that time and with poor roads, cycles were the only sensible means to get around. Women with their traditional clothes could not get on to men’s cycles and men never bought women cycles of their own! So, we decided to start cycle rental services in villages which later went on to become a sustainable revolving cycle bank. It helps women buy cycles on loans and puts put mobility and power into the hands of women.
No. of cycles in the bank – 800
No.of cycle bank chapters – 7