Village of Hope Orphanage

In 2012 whilst on a solo motorcycle ride from Egypt to South Africa on the challenging African terrain it entailed, Claire Elsdon was staggered by the statistics when she rode into Tanzania [and mirrored on some scale across all of Africa] where 80% of all hospital admissions are due to motorcycle crashes as a result of poor maintenance and road awareness.

Passionate about the art of motorcycle maintenance and following a stint training mobile midwives how to look after their motorcycles; earlier this year Claire launched http://www.pikilily.com and is now busy building their first motorcycle maintenance workshop in Mwanza, Tanzania, which will train communities in the essential art of motorcycle maintenance and road safety : preserving the lifespan of motorcycles, riders and passengers alike 🏍
In December 2016, Claire left the building works at the Pikilily workshop to find some new feet for Sal's Shoes at the Village of Hope orphanage