Koneksie

Koneksie
We provide a taxi motorcycle to develop the mobility for the BOP in Africa.
Social Purpose: 
Environmental issues: 1) reduced CO2 emisions, our motorcycle is 40% more fuel efficient than models currently in the market; 2) reduced waste, the lifespan of the Koneksie motorcycle is projected to be five times longer than of current motorcycles. Societal issues: 1) (East) African motorcycle taxi drivers are micro-entrepreneurs currently lacking the prospect of motorcycle ownership and career development; 2) In a country like Kenya (our first market) hundreds of thousands of people still commute on foot on a daily basis; 3) Road safety is a huge concern. Hospitals report up to 50% of surgical interventions related to boda boda incidents.
Social Impact: 
We create impact on different levels: Environmental: we have created a motorcycle that is 40% more fuel efficient than models currently in the market. Additionally the lifespan of the Koneksie motorcycle is projected to be about five times longer than of current motorcycles. Economic inclusion: boda boda operators generally come from the bottom of the pyramid. We offer them the possibility for micro-entrepreneurship, asset ownership, and possibilities for growth. Mobility: Passengers of boda boda's also generally come from the bottom of the pyramid. They rely heavily on this means of transportation, but are reluctant to use it because of safety issues. We offer them a safe, reliable and affordable means of transportation. Road Safety: Boda boda operators are mostly untrained, both in terms of driving and general business skills. We will train them on these (and other) levels, making the boda boda safer for the operator, the passenger and the general public.
Innovative Character: 
We offer a safe, reliable and affordable alternative to the current Boda boda. The motorcycle that we have developed in-house will be built in Kenya (mass production), is designed for transportation in Africa, is 40% more fuel efficient and has a lifespan that is 5 times longer than current motorcycles on the market. By combining it with existing elements such as maintenance and training it addresses serious safety issues existing in the current market. The addition of micro-financing makes it accessible to the micro-entrepreneurs in the boda boda industry.
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