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Mirriam

 

Master Wheel Builder

Ability Bikes Cooperative

Koforidua, Ghana

 

For a Ghanaian woman with disabilities like Mirriam, finding a job and becoming self-sufficient is often impossible. The social stigma attached to disabled people in Ghana makes integration into society very difficult. However, thanks to the bicycle mechanics training provided by bike Boston-based Bikes Not Bombs, Mirriam is now the chief wheel builder at Ability Bikes Cooperative, a bicycle repair shop staffed entirely by disabled Ghanaians.


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