Hope Just a Bike Ride Away: Wyson Lungu / Social Entrepreneur
In Zambia, a country where many live in farming villages without access to paved roads, Wyson Lungu has sold over 3,000 bicycles to residents through a deferred payment system, helping them earn more.
Farming villages lack public transit such as buses, forcing residents to walk more than 10km to the fields or markets
Since he started his business in 2018, Lungu has sold more than 3,000 bicycles in villages, greatly improving quality of life there
In consideration of the seasonal incomes of local farmers, Lungu implemented a deferred payment system
Locals who bought bikes from Lungu can now deliver large bundles of crops to the market, tripling their incomes