|NOVA Meet Up group loading at Springfield in March|
|Team in Ghana who unloaded the container|
Two months later the container was in Accra being unloaded by the crew to the left. The Ghana team is Moro, Abokyi, Jason, Sammy and Tofic with local retailer Adi, outside the new warehouse. This was the day before our container arrived...the first one to be unloaded into the brand new warehouse.
Earlier the same week the Village Bicycle Project moved what was left in the old warehouse to their new permanent one in Accra. From their facebook page:
Then came the container from Bikes for the World Springfield, Virginia.After relocating bicycles in Ghana for 13 years, and working out of multiple lockups and storage units, we finally signed the deed on our own warehouse space. Centralizing our distribution means we're going to be better prepared and much quicker at responding to applications.
A huge thank you! to all our supporters who helped make this happen! Today we moved 200 bikes from one of our importers and worked long into the night. We're all pretty exhausted...
March 15, 2013- You uncovered your unused bike in your garage to donate Saturday
March 16, 2013- Your old bike was donated at REI in Fairfax Virginia
March 18, 2013- After being loaded onto a shipping container earlier that weekend your old bike was transported to the Port of Baltimore where it would leave on its sea journey to Africa
May 16, 2013 Village Bicycle Project finished moving their warehouse contents into a new facility in Accra Ghana
May 20, 2013 The Ghana team seen above was gearing up for our container the next day
May 21, 2013 Bikes for the World container was unloaded into the new warehouse in Ghana
May 25, 2013 Some of those bikes were transported to Ghana's Upper east region for a training program
June 17, 2013 Bikes sold to participants in the program for $5.00 USD (update on blog coming soon)
You gotta love facebook. We are getting real time updates from some of our partners. Don't believe me? You can watch the whole container being unloaded right here (you might even see YOUR bike):
Dispatch 36: Container Unloading from Ash Dumford on Vimeo.