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African Bicycle Contribution Foundation Hosts a GCIC Client for a Three-City Fundraising and Awareness Tour in the USA

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Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative embarks on a trade mission and three-city business tour in the USA.

The African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF), a Philadelphia-based 501(c)3 corporation, has announced an itinerary of events for its Three-City Tour activities, from September 18 – 25, which will focus on the achievements of two female business and government leaders, and which are designed to raise funding and visibility for the year-old organization’s mission of purchasing and distributing free, Ghanaian-made, bamboo bicycles for under-resourced, transport-dependent, students, small farmers and healthcare workers in rural Ghana. The ABCF is a major partner of Ghana Bamboo Bicycle Initiative.

Founder of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative, Bernice Dapaah along with the Greater Accra Deputy Regional Minister, Hon. Elizabeth K.T. Sackey will embark on this three city tour in the USA, mid-September. This bid to contribute to bilateral trade relations between the two countries as well as support the fundraising efforts of ABCF. This business and media tour is scheduled to take place in Philadelphia, NewYork and Washington DC. The Ghanaian delegation will meet with a cross-section of elected officials, business leaders, academicians and political leaders to strengthen business partnerships, promote trade and establish employment opportunities for entrepreneurs in the USA while building the market capacity of Ghana.

The African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) will leverage on the visit to raise funds to support the mission of Ghana Bamboo Bikes in distributing nearly 3,000 free bamboo bicycles to transport-dependent students, small-holder farmers, teachers and healthcare workers in rural towns in Ghana. In addition to its free bicycle distribution program, ABCF is also committed to establishing technology-facilitated information exchanges between students and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Ghana, and to expanding trade relationships between Philadelphia and Accra, including opportunities for the export of Ms. Dapaah’s Eco-Ride bicycles from Ghana to Philadelphia, for national distribution to cycling enthusiasts through U.S.-based bike shops. Bernice shared her excitement about this initiative and stated, “This is a great opportunity to blaze new market trails in the USA, learn trade mechanisms, strategies and seek top-level support. I am very optimistic about the future of our business relations”.

Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative is currently enrolled in the 2017 GCIC Incubation program, where they actively seek to resolve major operational gaps in their organization. We are happy about this opportunity and the leverage of support that the organization attracts. Read more