- Two companies have teamed up to ensure that school girls get bicycles so they can attend classes regularly
- The bicycles are manufactured using coffee pods and each costs about GHC5000
- The aim of the project is to ensure that the girls can go to school, graduate and be of benefit to themselves and their communities
A coffee company has, as part of corporate social responsibilities, been donating bicycles to school girls in Ghana.
Nespresso explained that together with Swedish start-up Vélosophy, they are on a mission to create bicycles which have frames made from aluminum capsules.
The plan to use the coffee capsules, YEN.com.gh understands, is to help reduce environmental challenges.
In that respect, the companies intend to make a lasting and positive impact on the world.
The bicycles, per a report by dailymail.com.gh, are produced with recycled aluminum to enhance sustainability and style.
For every 1000 bicycles sold, the companies donate one to a school girl in Ghana.
The motive behind the donation is to ensure that the girls have a means of transport to school so that they can further their education and support themselves as well as their communities.
World Bicycle Relief reports that a reliable means of transportation to school enhances classroom attendance by 28% and chances of graduating to about 59%.
Each bicycle costs about GHC5000, excluding delivery.
In other news, YEN.com.gh is in possession of photos of a beautiful woman who has graduated from the university and has decided to sell items using a wheelbarrow.
The unidentified woman, who is reportedly a mother and the wife of a lawyer, took the bold decision as securing a job became a challenge after school.
She explained that she believes God takes people out of their comfort zone if he wants to bless them.
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