Bike Enterprise Program: Chipego Bike Shop
AKP Project Since 2015
AKP empowers women on the edge of wilderness to run their own business
The Bike Shop Program empowers local communities through mobility: Healthcare workers can see more patients, students can make the journey to school, middle- to low-income workers can get to work in an affordable manner, and families can carry more goods to and from home.
AKP launched its Bike Shop Program in Nakatindi Village with the Chipego Bike Shop in September 2015. Chipego means gift in the local language. Five women, ages 19 to 42, went through an intensive two-month training program, funded by AKP. Click here to read more about them.
Every women-owned bike shop in Africa is established as an independent social enterprise. AKP collects donated bikes and pays for the container and shipping. The women sell the bikes, setting aside a percentage for salary, spare parts, business licenses and their resupply shipments. As of October 2023, the Chipego Bike Shop has received 14 containers of bicycles.
Visit This Project
Visit Nakatindi, a village bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, to meet the women who own and operate the Chipego Bike Shop and experience them at work as you learn how these inspiring entrepreneurs have partnered with AKP to repair and resell second-hand bicycles as a means to support their families and broaden the community’s mobility.
A&K can include a visit to Nakatindi Village on a Tailor Made Journey to Zambia. Call our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you. Guests travelling on the Luxury Small Group Journey Botswana Safari in Style and Signature Botswana also visit Nakatindi Village.