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Is giving bicycles to Africans just a ‘feel good’ conscience easer for rich Westerners? Or do they really make a difference? Phil Latz recently spent a week in Zambia to find out.

Let’s start with an admission. Through publishing Bicycling Australia, I’ve travelled overseas fairly regularly for the past two decades, but until now I’d never visited a true ‘Third World’ country. The closest I’d come is some parts of China and Mexico, where bad experiences with street hawkers and others looking to extract money had left me a little apprehensive about my first visit to Africa. Now I was about to spend a week in a country where many people earn less than a dollar a day. (more…)

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