At ecoTruk, we’re inspired by the Baobab Tree…

I n Africa, the Baobab is more than just a tree.
  • This “Tree of Life”, often hundreds of years old, creates its own ecosystem
  • Trunk, foliage, nectar, fruit, and bark provide sustenance and water for a host of creatures
  • People often gather under its shade to share stories and settle community matters
e coTruk is a non-profit working in Africa since 2007. We assist individuals, families, and small villages gain access to basic services and income-generating opportunities. One of our main tools is a custom-designed cargo bike capable of carrying large, heavy loads.
Our cargo bicycle is similar to the Baobab… it is more than just a bicycle:
  • Cargo Bikes increase mobility and overcome barriers to cycling out of poverty
  • Cargo Bikes are transformational, improving future possibilities and outcomes
  • Cargo Bikes, coupled with micro-enterprise efforts, directly affect household stability, income, education, and health

What We’re All About


  • Small market systems as a powerful means of poverty alleviation

  • Harnessing native forces of creativity, initiative, and entrepreneurship

  • Building transformational relationships


  • Assist individuals, families, and small groups access income-generating opportunities

  • Increase access to appropriate resources and alleviate critical, unmet needs

  • Increase mobility and support small marketplace participation


  • Build bridges between those who have and those who don’t to the mutual benefit of all

  • Employ a small-scale approach that invests in a few individuals at a time

  • Partner with local development efforts


  • Foster gender, social, economic, and environmental equity in every project

  • Empower all those who participate and encourage them to pass it on

  • Seek economic sustainability through best practices and integrity

Our Goal Is To Improve Access To…



Reducing travel time and fatigue in getting to school increases attendance and performance.

  • Angela
    Thank you ecoTruk for helping my children get to school easily and less tired...
    Village in Zambia



Transportation by bike to the clinic for care or emergencies is saving lives!

  • Agnes
    The ecoTruk bicycle has helped me to the health clinic and my baby is healthy...
    Village in Zambia



Opportunities for increasing income are as simple as having access to the marketplace…

  • Everisto
    ecoTruk helped me get my crops to market easily, saving time, and getting better price...
    Village in Zambia

We Listen For Stories…

November 23, 2017


Many use whatever means available, but getting produce to market is difficult. Often times, months of hard work spoils for the lack of transportation. When we […]
October 6, 2017


Some things are just simple… time and energy lost “footing” to school is often a deterrent to regular attendance. Particularly since so many children do not […]
September 15, 2017


We have been working with a few young men from a desperately poor township. They have a strong desire to work hard. Given the rate of […]

Our Current Efforts

We’re engaged in a small-scale, grassroots development approach in the Copperbelt area of north-central Zambia. Working with locals and small development organizations, we co-create solutions that assist individuals, families, and villages. With each project, we culture long-term relationships with those we serve.

We listen first, explore opportunities to meet pressing needs, and then work towards appropriate solutions together.

Our focus is 1 Person, 1 Family, 1 Village at a time.

We are a nonprofit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization.

Currently, 100% of donations go to in-country, program-based expenses where we serve. All board members, staff, and volunteers donate their time and cover their own travel expenses.

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