Women Need To Ride

Mobility is key for living a self-determined life and gaining access to services. In Tanzania—a largely rural country—this is an ongoing challenge, mainly for women. Because it is a right assigned to men, whereas women traditionally continue to play a subordinate role in society. As a result, the majority of Tanzanias women are often cut off from vital services, including getting an income.

supporting women in
becoming more mobile

Motorcycling in Tanzania is a profitable way to make money. Motorcycle cabs for instance are the backbone for many rural areas by transporting goods and passengers back and forth. But also jobs outside rural communities become accessible.

Wind Sistas is an aspirational endeavor which targets women to help them gain multi-facetted mobility of their own. Through a unique scheme, Tanzanian women are making a most crucial step towards their future: by getting a driver's license. 

 

And that’s exactly what we’re aiming at! 

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Meet Germana. She lives at the foothills of Kilimanjaro with her small family. She is ecstatic to finally hold a driving licence in her hand — a precious document most Tanzanian women can only dream of. 

Her dream? Become a motorcycle tourguide!

sponsor a woman,
change a life!

Who they are

Our beneficiaries are Tanzanian women who have a keen interest in riding. They come from a rural Community at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

 

Mostly, they already have riding skills they picked up from male familiy members. But without licence they would forever be stuck to riding on the dusty backyard trails.

These are women who want to liberate themselves from their restrictions with the opportunities that motorcycling offers. 

 

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Meet Mariam. Like Germana she grew up in Rudungai, a small sleepy village in eyesight of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She is over the moon to have her own license. And can’t wait to explore the money making options in the nearby town. 

Her plan? A motorbike workshop for women one day.