Bikes for Mombasa: Wheels Helping Street Children

This project will help Re~Cycle source, collect, quality check and then pack 500 quality bikes destined for our project partners Glad's House, in Mombasa, Kenya. This project will get affordable good quality bikes into Mombasa and raise funds, from bikes sales, for the care of street children.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1063570)

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  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




A bicycle radically reduces the time spent walking to school and work, and transporting goods. It also enables people to travel further in search of trade and employment. The number of children and young people living on the streets of Mombasa is unknown and estimates vary hugely but it is certainly in the thousands. The ‘street’ is where these children live their lives: hustling, sleeping, working, and eating. They lose their chance of childhood the minute they arrive on the street.


We want to provide a shipment of bikes and spare parts to our partners, Glad’s House. These will be sourced from across the UK. We want to fund Re~Cycle’s costs to source, collect, store and provide 500 bikes. The bikes will be sold at the Glad’s House bike enterprise and the income will support the costs of helping nearly 2,000 vulnerable children and young people. The project also offers locals in Mombasa access to affordable bikes