These bamboo bicycles handmade in Ghana have created jobs for the locals and funding schools in Africa.
German-based company, my Boo GmbH is making bicycles out of bamboo, a unique plant that’s as stable as steel, light as aluminium, matchlessly shock-absorbing and comfortable like carbon. The bikes are weatherproof, UV-resistant and come with frame guarantee for 5 years.
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Each handmade bike takes more than 80 hours of craftmanship in Ghana. After passing a detailed quality check, the frames are scratchproof varnished and shipped to Germany, where they get assembled into a bamboo bike. After rigorous testing, the bike is sent to the customer.
The success of the project has allowed the company to generate over 60 secured and fair-paid jobs in Ghana and to give back to the community by supporting good education. They have built their first school in Jamas in the Asante region in Ghana with over 200 enrolled children in 2019.