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Bicycle Empowerment Centres (BECs)

BEN has established fourteen bicycle workshops in the Western Cape, by supplying containers (converted to workshops) and stocking the workshop with bicycles and tools (either new or used). BEC project managers are trained by BEN in business management as well as bike maintenance. All existing BECs are now independent of BEN, but the partnership continues through ongoing training, bicycle supplies, joint events and support.

BEC Start-up Costing Overview

Description Rand Euro USD
    0,09167 0.12622
Cost of Container (6m) R15.000 €1375 $1893
Refurbishment of Container (window & door) R7.500 €688 $947
Transport of container to suitable site R5.000 €458 $631
Bicycle mechanical and safety training R4.000 €367 $504
Business Skills Training R1.000 €92 $126
Start-up tools R10.000 €917 $1262
Start-up spares to be able to repair bicycles R2.000 €183 $252
Start-up used bicycles (10 per container) R5.000 €458 $631
Travel cost to identify suitable manager & site R2.000 €183 $252
Management fee ( reporting and assessing) R10.000 €917 $1262
TOTAL R61.500 €5638 $7760