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Current Projects

ecoTruk partners with local, small scale development efforts within a few developing world communities.  Our focus is upon empowering individuals and increasing their ability to be independent and self-sufficient through the use of the bicycle as a tool.  Sustainable, community owned efforts are the goal.

An initiative we call “Bike Shop in a Box” is a vehicle for achieving this priority.  It is based upon the conversion of an ocean container (containing bicycles, parts, tools and accessories) into a secure store front.  Additionally, other supportive components such as “Bike Bank” (a micro-loan and insurance scenario) and a partial scholarship program are under consideration.

ecoTruk is currently working on a number of projects in sub-Saharan Africa.  Opportunities to participate include:
  • Support of individual projects (time, talent or treasure)
  • Sponsorship of “Bike Shop in a Box”
  • Investing in “Bike Bank” micro-loan and insurance programs

ZAMBIA

Several projects are in the works within a couple of villages of in northern Zambia.  Based upon a scaled back version of “Bike Shop in a Box” and “Bike Bank”, we will be assisting small agricultural communities in the establishment of a sustainable model for village transport needs.  A companion program, based upon a trade school initiative, is also currently being developed.

Copperbelt Area of Zambia
Copperbelt Area of Zambia Copperbelt Area of Zambia
Fun Outside of Ndola
   
Like Father Like Son Outside Mukolwe Like Father Like Son Outside Mukolwe
Like Father Like Son Outside Mukolwe
   
Farming Area Along the Kafubu River  Zambia
Farming Area Along the Kafubu River


BURKINA FASO

The establishment of a trade school based distribution network is the primary goal for this project. The project area is situated outside of the capital city of Ouagadougou. It has the potential to reach several adjacent West African countries.

Village of Hope & Village of Opportunity Outside of Ougadougou
Denny Elizabeth
Caretakers Denny & Elizabeth
   
Young Residents of the Village of Hope Young Residents of the Village of Hope
Young Residents of the Village of Hope
   
Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso
Time for Schooling in Village of Hope



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