SocialBusiness.org first learned of The Bicycle Academy (TBA) from United Kingdom-based social entrepreneur and founder of Street Style Surgery, Sissy Rooney. According to the company itself, TVA is "[a] place to learn how to make bikes. You keep the skills, your first bike goes to someone who really needs it." It's that simple.
Based in Frome, Somerset, TBA is a prime example of the intersection between business and charity. However, like many social businesses, the for-profit limited company does work with charities to maximize giving, namely Re~cycle and World Bicycle Relief.
An innovation like a bicycle have brought (and can bring) an unparalleled amount of social change to less-industrialized communities.
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