Riders: a social enterprise

We are proud to be a part of the global community of social entrepreneurs.

Across the world social entrepreneurs are taking on some of the world’s biggest and most challenging problems. By recognising and building the talents and abilities of the people living in developing countries, and applying their own innovations and experience, social entrepreneurs are able to create enduring social benefits. Riders is one of these organisations.

“Social entrepreneurs seize opportunities that challenge and change forever established but fundamentally inequitable systems.”

The Skoll Foundation

By combining the appropriate technology with new systems for looking after it, Riders have created a solution to the problem of a lack of transportation which is sustainable, replicable and scalable. By providing training programmes for technicians, mechanics and fleet managers, Riders is building capacity in Africa and is developing a lasting infrastructure for the future.

How our business model works

Riders’ programmes are designed to become financially self-sustaining in the long-term. Our model is flexible, and means that Riders’ programmes are replicable and can work just as effectively for a small fleet of two or three motorcycles as it does for a government ministry’s fleet of hundreds of two and four wheeled vehicles.

Riders for Health works with other social entrepreneurs allowing communities to work together and transfer their skills.

“Together with our other social entrepreneurs, Riders represents an incredibly powerful force for systematic change.”

Sally Osberg, president and chief executive of the Skoll Foundation


We have won many awards for social entrepreneurship and have been recognised by world's leading social enterprise organisations:

Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Schwab Foundation

In partnership with the World Economic Forum, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a leading global platform that accelerates outstanding models of social innovation.


Ashoka builds and cultivates a community of change leaders who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker.

Get in touch

Contact any of our country programmes, or get in touch with our international team about working together, press and media, funding and more.