Former TechnoServe Volunteer Launches Bicycle Business in Mozambique

September 07, 2011

Lauren Thomas, a former TechnoServe Volunteer Consultant in Mozambique, is the co-founder of Mozambikes, a fledgling business that aims to provide high-quality bicycles at affordable prices through an innovative business model.

Lauren Thomas, a former TechnoServe Volunteer Consultant in Mozambique, is the co-founder of Mozambikes, a fledgling business that aims to provide high-quality bicycles at affordable prices through an innovative business model.

For her efforts, Thomas was named a finalist for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an international business plan competition that aims to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. In an interview on NextBillion.net, Thomas discusses the origin of Mozambikes, her vision for the company and what she learned during her time volunteering for TechnoServe.

 

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