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Booomers ltd

Booomers is a social enterprise founded in 2014 by Kwabena Danso with a mission to produce high quality, affordable bamboo products that have economic and social benefits to customers around the world. Since its formation the company has made and delivered more than 2,500 bike frames and thousands of bamboo accessories, from bicycle baskets to children’s tricycles.

The factory is in Apaah, Ghana where it provides on-the-job training and a steady income that can be difficult to find in rural Ghana.  The Enterprise employs over 50 young people aged between 18 and 29. It also indirectly employs 20 young people who harvest and 200 farmers who cultivate the bamboo, which eventually serves as the raw material for its products.

The Booomers journey began in 2009 when frame-building pioneer Craig Calfee introduced Kwabena to the special properties of bamboo for bicycle frames. Kwabena saw an opportunity to help young people in rural areas of Ghana develop new skills by crafting a high performance handmade product using local sustainable materials.

The Company makes bamboo bicycle frames for mountain bikes, city bikes, road bikes and electric bikes. It also manufactures children balance bikes, bike stands, and baskets.

More importantly, the company sources its bamboo from sustainable forests in Ghana.

Sector

  • Other
  • Wood processing

Certifications

EN 420

Export products

bamboo bicycles

Export Destinations

Germany
Australia
North America
Asia
Other parts Europe

Awards & Achievements

Award for Business plan competition in Ghana, Technoserve organised
Booomers Feature on CNN News
Booomers CEO Joins Obama Foundation Africa Programme, 2018
Prince Charles Commends Booomers for Bamboo Bikes, 2018
Tony Eleumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program
The African Entrepreneurship Award

Product / service examples


Company details

E-mail:
Address:

Ghana
P.O. Box 106
Jamasi-Asante
Ghana

Office Location:
Near SDA Clinic, Apaah near Jamasi,
Off Kumasi-Asante Mampong Road

UK
310 Southwark Park Rd

London SE16 2HA, UK

Contact person:
Andrew Fitzpatrick (USA); Kwabena Danso (CEO)
Phone:
+233(322)398621; +1 415-666-6592; +44 (0)7587354435

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Booomers ltd

Ghana
P.O. Box 106
Jamasi-Asante
Ghana

Office Location:
Near SDA Clinic, Apaah near Jamasi,
Off Kumasi-Asante Mampong Road

UK
310 Southwark Park Rd

London SE16 2HA, UK

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