The bicycle is the world's most efficient form of transportation. It allows a person to carry huge loads over incredible distances that can be covered in much less time than walking.
We will use your generous donation to manufacture and deliver a bicycle to a person in need. Since we focus on serving the poor, oftentimes we "finance" the bikes, allowing the customer pays an amount upfront and then make weekly payments. Once the bicycle you donated is paid for, we use those same funds to manufacture and deliver another bicycle. The cycle repeats itself indefinitely, meaning that your money will live for a long time, making a difference again and again.
The Portal Cargo Bike rides like a normal bicycle, yet it can carry huge loads. It is a flexible platform that is designed to connect with a broad range of tools and accessories. This allows the bike to be easily customized to suit a variety of applications. This means that chores are done more quickly, freeing time for children to study, this means that a family can move and process more crops, generating extra income, and this means that pathways out of poverty are being created.
The Bicycle Power Take Off converts a bicycle into a pedal powered machine without compromising its capability as a bicycle. A rotating shaft provides power whenever the rear wheel is turning. A sturdy kickstand supports the bicycle, allowing it to be pedaled in a stationary position. Tools easily connect to the PTO, allowing the user to pump water, grind grain, generate electricity, wash clothes, etc. If it rotates, chances are pretty good you can power it with a Portal PTO.
Right now, local entrepreneurs in Nepal are using Portal Cargo Bicycles to deliver packages, to move goods to market, to bring vegetables and water jars to small tea shops, to carry tools to worksites, and much more. By saving time, improving efficiency, and increasing productivity, the Portal Cargo Bike empowers small business owners to grow their businesses, create jobs, and better support their families and communities.
Portal is a registered 501c3 organization in the USA. Donations are tax deductible, and they directly impact the lives of people trying to escape poverty. We work hard to keep our expenses low and our impact high.