We are an organization addressing poverty, gender inequality, and unemployment by empowering women. We believe that helping a woman is ensuring the future of a family as well as of a country. During the past years, woman’s culture, beliefs, and society prevented her to access different opportunities. Now, this is the right time to show the world that women are able and can do everything they set their mind too.
What is the Problem?
In Rwanda and in many African countries, motorcycle taxi is the most popular transportation way but is male-dominated. Females are afraid of the society and culture destruction. The stereotype that females are weak, can’t do things for their own and have to stay home to take care of children prevent them to step up in the motorcycle taxi industry. This is a problem. Female customers can only be driven by men, which places them in an uncomfortable and vulnerable situation. And, women are discriminated against becoming moto-taxi drivers, forcing them to miss out on one of Rwanda’s largest employment opportunities.
What do we do about this?
The SafeMotos Institute is recruiting, training, and equipping the female motorcycle taxi drivers in Kigali so that we can solve the issue of inequality and give the job to them by ending poverty. The SafeMotos Institute’s female driver program will empower women with the choice: the choice to be driven by a woman, and the choice to have a career as a moto-taxi driver.