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YONSO PROJECT FRAMES

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Location:  Near Yonso, Ashanti Region, Ghana

The Yonso Project is working to provide the community members of Yonso with new employment and business opportunities.
The flagship program is the Bamboosero bamboo bike workshop. In late October, the Yonso Project hosted a workshop, involving representatives from Uganda and Ghana where Craig Calfee came to train staff members for the Bamboosero workshops scattered across the continent. The intial staff of 3, completed their training and accepted full employment producing bike frames made out of bamboo and fiber for sale through the Bamboosero website. They will be extending invitations to local artists to create a series of specially designed Kente and Adinkra themed cosmetic surface treatments for a more specialized Ghanaian frame.
Kente cloth, known locally as nwentoma, is a type of fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the country of Ghana. It is the Tribal cloth for many Ethnic groups in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Togo and, it is a pan-African symbol.

Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used on fabric, walls, in pottery, woodcarvings and logos. Fabric adinkra are often made by woodcut sign writing as well as screen printing. They also can be used to communicate evocative messages that represent parts of their life or those around them.
All Bambooseros are offered full medical coverage for their entire family and a significantly higher living wage. All profits from this endeavor go to fund community civic projects, scholarships, microloans, and other Yonso Project programs.

Bamboo Bicycles and frames from the Ashanti Region of Ghana.  The Yonso Project is a successful community development project that has established a library, offered both educational scholarships and microfinance to hard working families. They have started a Bamboosero production shop and branched into other bamboo products  Have a look at their website to learn more: www.yonsoproject.org
  • Small City Bike SC110025
    $900.00
    The frame is designed to be plenty stiff for the average sized rider of a given frame size. This one built for use with disc brakes and rack/fender mounts .    27.2 Seatpost 1 1/8 Headtube No Front...
  • 60cm Road frame 60R110034
    60cm Road frame 60R110034
    $900.00
    This 60cm frame has a special Kente cloth wrap on the down tube and seat tube.  Kente cloth comes from the Ashanti Region of Ghana as does this frame.  It can fit people 5'11" to 6'1" (180 - 185 cm) on average...
  • 60cm Road Bike 60R110035
    60cm Road Bike 60R110035
    $900.00
    This frame has a stunning African Tie Dye fabric wrapped on the top tube. The bamboo absorbs vibration exceptionally well and is suitable for the roughest of roads. The frame is designed to be plenty stiff for the average...
  • 58cm Road Bike 58R110033
    58cm Road Bike 58R110033
    $900.00
    This frame has Kente cloth from Ghana added to the top tube and cloth from Mali added to seat tube.  This is a very unique frame having two different cloth designs on the same frame.  The frame is ready to ride...
  • 56cm Road Frame 56R110036
    56cm Road Frame 56R110036
    $900.00
    This 56cm frame is made in Ghana with locally harvested bamboo and a desert vine fiber traditionally used for making strong rope. It also has the rare Bamboosero branding and African Tie Dye wrapped on the down tube.  ...



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