FINANCIAL INCLUSION FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

about cycle connect

Distance Should Not Be a Barrier to Access & Opportunity

Cycle Connect, formerly Bicycles Against Poverty, began as a lease-to-own bicycle organization with the mission of improving rural livelihoods and creating access to critical resources. Today, our social enterprise has grown our portfolio to include multiple productive assets, which allow our clients to continuously invest in their future and to propel forward.

Our Founding Story >>

WHAT WE DO

Cycle Connect increases income for smallholder farmers in East Africa through productive asset financing and trainings.

Our Model >

Asset Financing

When selecting our assets, we only choose tools that will help farmers increase income through added efficiencies. By testing every product to measure its impact, we can assess whether it will be a worthwhile investment for a farmer.

Last Mile Access

Cycle Connect is committed to going the last mile to ensure farmers have the opportunity to invest in their future and achieve their dreams. We go the distance to reach our clients where they are, whether it's 5 miles or 100 miles.

Low Barrier Loan Terms

Our terms and conditions respond to the unique needs of our deep-rural customers. That means our loans are all designed to responsibly lower the adoption threshold, so more farmers can access our income-producing assets.

OUR IMPACT

4,500

LOANS DISTRIBUTED

Cycle Connect has financed over 4,500 productive assets for our clients in Northern Uganda.

20,000

LIVES IMPACTED

Our loans don't only have an impact on our clients but impact our client's families and their communities.

35%

INCREASE IN INCOME

We only finance products that are proven to increase income. Our current portfolio increases income by 35%.

>95%

REPAYMENT RATE

Due to our unique approval process and last mile accessibility, Cycle Connect has a strong repayment rate.

WHERE WE ARE GOING

Cycle Connect envisions a world where everyone living in the last mile has the means to thrive, not just survive.

Our Vision >

OUR CLIENTS

We’re committed to journey with customers who grow alongside our company. Customers we can invest in – year after year – and work with to accelerate income growth for their families.

Client Stories »
  • “I have seen my income greatly increase.”
    Ojok James
  • “I like Cycle Connect because they are very fast. It took me just one week to be approved for my loan.”
    Oyet Jimmy
  • “Cycle Connect has chased poverty away from my house.”
    Lamaro Kevin
  • “Cycle Connect has opened my eyes.”
    Okidi Roberts

WORK WITH US

Be a part of creating access and opportunity for those living in the last mile.

Careers & partnerships >