Video: Bicycle Business Launched by Former TechnoServe Fellow

August 07, 2012

Lauren Thomas co-founded a business to supply high-quality, affordable bicycles to rural Mozambicans.

Lauren Thomas, an alumnus of the Volunteer Consultant Program (now the TechnoServe Fellows Program) in Mozambique, saw the promise of bicycles to improve the lives of rural Mozambicans. Yet few bicycles were available locally, and none at affordable prices. So Lauren co-founded a business called Mozambikes to supply high-quality bicycles to the local market.

CNN recently caught up with Lauren and Mozambikes. Watch the story below:

 

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