Our First Foray Into Africa: Ghana 2007

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It seems like so much has happened since Ken and Matt first got their feet wet in the world of Africa bicycle philanthropy. And indeed much has happened, but things all started with a trip to Ghana just two years ago.

Ken and Matt teamed up with the California Bicycle Coalition to provide an entire course of hands-on instruction and mentoring for individuals who wanted to start their own bike shops in Ghana. Like most of Africa, the bicycle is almost a nonexistent thing in that country, so giving individuals the ability to bring bicycles to their communities would literally mean giving the population access to bicycles on the whole.

It was a life changing experience for them both.

Click here to read Matt's account of their time in Ghana.