Lauren Thomas: Betting on Bikes to Build a Better Life in Mozambique

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By Elaine Pirozzi

It was while living in Mozambique in 2008, taking a road trip through the countryside, that Lauren Thomas and her future business partner, Rui Mesquita, had their a-ha moment. Over and over again they observed that the people of this southeastern African nation routinely walked long distances under the hot sun, often with heavy loads on their heads. It seemed clear that owning bikes could make the lives of Mozambican’s easier, and they wondered why so few people had them. (more…)