GLP Films visits Working Bikes, a Chicago based cooperative that redistributes discarded and donated bicycles across the globe to communities in need. Bikes that would otherwise sit in landfills are sent to areas like Nicaragua, where bikes are key in navigating unpaved roads and rough terrain.
Since 1999, Working Bikes has made 90 shipments totaling over 37,000 bikes to Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Working Bikes also redistributes bicycles to local homeless transition houses and refugee resettlement programs.
Integrating bicycles into these communities provides opportunities for social and economic empowerment, as well as promoting sustainable transportation practices worldwide.