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Bambike's Revolution: creating a greener alternative to city bikers while providing sustainable livelihood

Chiara de Castro

Bambike produces bicycles from bamboo and is built on a set of core values (people, planet, progress) with the earnest intention of providing solutions to some of the Philippines’ biggest problems: environmental degradation, transportation and mobility, poverty and under-utilised manpower. Using the bicycle, bamboo technology, and business, Bambike reorients how we look at consumerism and entrepreneurship in relation to the community.

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    • Chiara de Castro

      Yup, both projects have similar origins with regards to engineering and social innovation. The difference is their (direct) stakeholders. While Zambikes uses the bamboo bicycle as a direct solution to a mobility and accessibility challenge in the remote areas of Zambia, Bambike uses their product as a tool to address several issues in the urban cities of the Philippines: providing a more sustainable and low-carbon impact transportation alternative to urban dwellers, while alleviating poverty through sustainable community development and allocating jobs and livelihood.