Welcome to the Ride 4 a Woman (R4W)'s website. We hope you will also visit us in Buhoma at the Bwindi Women’s Centre to see some of the FABRIC products we make and Bwindi National Park to rent one of our bicycles through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Buhoma, Uganda. By simply buying one of our fabric products or renting a bike and even joining one of our tours, you will be supporting our work to empower women in this area.
Ride 4 A Woman is a registered NGO in Uganda. We have a membership of 300 women of which 100 are widows, 150 women are HIV Positive and the remaining 50 live in extreme poverty. We are striving to empower these women by providing them with new career skills like fabric making, craft making, bicycle repair, and learning English.
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to most of the world’s Mountain Gorillas. Imagine riding through their home. Ride 4 a Woman makes this possible with our MOUNTAIN BIKING opportunities in the forest giving you the chance to view MOUNTAIN GORILLAS plus different animals and birds from a bike. But there is much more to your bike ride. While riding one of our rental bikes you are changing a generation of women members in the community of Buhoma.
All the proceeds from this activity go to support the local women of Buhoma. On your next trip to trek gorillas or to bird watch in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park please make sure to STOP by the R4W BIKE SHOP or pass by the Bwindi Women’s Community Centre your way to the hospital and learn to make a piece of fabric in minutes or have a cloth made for you.
You can support our work by using the Donate button to the right. Your donation will go directly into the building and operations of our Women's Community Centre where women will find job training, child care, peer support, and bicycles.
Please also fill out our form to Stay in Touch. We like to send periodic updates about our work to people who appreciate what we are doing.
“Today my daughter put me on this bike and I rode it. Oh my God, I’m very happy! Are we going to have more of these bicycle riding classes? I don’t want to be left out. I have challenged these young girls. I want to thank the project for this opportunity. Thank you!”