"This is the best thing we have done." -Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda
In 1995 when we were delivering bicycles in Monono, soon to be bishop Ntambo said, "This is the best thing we have done." Since that time, Bishop Ntambo and his fellow pastors have gone on to do many great things, but putting our community leaders on bicycles has proven to be one of the best things we have done in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The bicycle is the basic form of transportation in a country whose roads are impassable by even 4 wheel drive trucks half the year. The bicycle is affordable at the village level, it is maintainable. On it, our community leaders make their rounds to churches, homes and hospitals.
Since 1995, close to 1,000 bikes have been distributed to Congo communities; no other investment has yielded the kind of community transformation that the bicycle has.