In this week’s #AfricanVenturesToKnow, we head over to Mozambique, the country home to 26 million inhabitants, boasts not only a thriving tourism industry but its startup scene is growing exponentially. Here are 3 companies to discover this week.
MOZAMBIKES is a social venture that distributes quality bicycles to rural communities, seeking to improve the lives of rural Mozambicans living below the poverty line, by providing access to bicycles in order to improve their livelihood. Bicycles are a highly efficient form of transport that incurs powerful impacts on the economy and environment of Mozambique. Here bicycles are not just a transport – they provide ACCESS to healthcare, clean water, schools and jobs.
To know more about Mozambikes, follow Mozambikes on social media.
Wondering, how you can get involved?
For individuals, groups or institutions around the world that want to make a difference in the lives of these people, we have created different on line programs:
DONATING A BICYCLE THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE;
SUPPORTING AN EXISTING PROJECT IN MOZAMBIQUE (or creating a new one);
BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR FOR MOZAMBIKES AND FUNDRAISE ON THEIR BEHALF
- https://www.crowdrise.com/mozambikes (to create a fundraising Campaign)
So, what are you waiting for ! Hop on over to www.mozambikes.com and join the movement
Our next venture is Izyshop! Izyshop is Mozambique’s multi-awarded online supermarket, connecting local producers and service providers to consumer markets through a simple, convenient and trustworthy platform with home delivery, changing the way people shop for groceries and improving the lives of small and medium farmers and producers.
And our next venture is all about books! Ethale Publishing publishes local fiction as well as classic African fiction translated into Portuguese and Swahili for the Mozambican, Tanzanian, Kenyan, Ugandan and Angolan market. Ethale is preparing the first mobile e-reader with a library of Swahili and Portuguese African fiction and non-fiction titles. Also a publisher of paperback fiction in Mozambique and Portuguese-speaking Africa.