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The idea for Mozambikes came about on a roadtrip across Mozambique by the sight of “person after person walking along the side of the road with massive containers of water or bundles of firewood on their heads,” writes co-founder Lauren Thomas. By branding bicycles with advertisers’ logos, the social venture can provides quality bikes at less than half the usual price. With transportation scare in rural regions of the country, bicycles are efficient, affordable and easy to maintain. Mozambikes creates employment directly, in their warehouse where the bicycles are built, and then makes a developmental impact across the country through the bikes they sell. People use them to get to and from jobs, or creates transportation-related jobs, like delivery services. Health, safe and community are other areas positively impacted when people have access to a reliable form of transportation.