Lauren Thomas

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Name: Lauren Thomas
Organization: Mozambikes
Website: http://www.mozambikes.com
Title: Managing Director of Mozambikes

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The average Mozambican earns <$2/day, rendering them unable to purchase simple daily needs. The majority of jobs consist of collecting or growing, and selling product daily in markets. As such, incomes are limited by strength (carry capacity), speed (product spoils) and health (long commutes in the hot sun). Over 60% of people are illiterate due to lack of schools, and thousands die from HIV and malaria each year from inability to reach clinics. These devastating statistics can be drastically changed with an efficient bicycle market.