Presentation #2 Outline

Bicycles to Combat Poverty


  1. Statistics about bicycles combating poverty
    1. At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
    2. Around 28% of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted.
    3. 1.6 billion people live without electricity.
    4. In developing countries, 7 in 100 will not survive beyond age 5.
  2. Poverty in America vs. Rest of the world
    1. Although poverty in America does exist, poverty means something very different here than it does in other parts of the world.
    2. There are efforts being taken to combat poverty and homelessness through bicycles in America, but even more efforts around the world.
    3. Today, I want to focus on the ‘rest of the world’ and organizations that are in place to combat poverty through the use of bicycles.
  3. How Is this related to bicycles?
  4. What is Poverty?
    1. “Poverty is not having transportation to leave the community. It’s seeing other people leave and access greater opportunity.”
    2. “Distance shouldn’t be a barrier to opportunity for people living in rural communities.”
    3. “Bikes are a key driving force for economic development.”
    4. “With the ability to travel to a distant market, an entrepreneur can access better prices and return with more goods to increase their profit margin.”
  5. Introduce Bicycles against poverty
    1. Explain their mission.
    2. Elaborate.

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