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Did you know that bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world? After harvesting it grows again up to twenty metres within three years. Due to separate divisions and a thick exterior Ghanaian bamboo is extremely stable and simultaneously lightweight. Perfect characteristics for bicycles.
‘Bamboo for education’ is at the core of the concept of my Boo bamboo bikes – who hand make bamboo frames in Ghana with the Yonso Project, and then refine them in Kiel, Germany.
“For us it was clear that our product should contribute to social sustainability,” says co-founder Maximilian Schay. A good education, a secure job and social security aren’t granted for everyone in Ghana, so all of the gained proceeds in Ghana are invested in scholarships and micro-credits. Currently 20 people get permanent employment with good perspectives and fair payment and the my Boo foundation conducts several workshops for people with and without handicaps in northern Germany.
AtlasAction: Learn more about Yonso’s development-oriented programs using the bamboo bikes:
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