"Within every social entrepreneur is an unwavering belief that big, seemingly intractable problems offer unsurpassed opportunities for change."
-Jeff Skoll and Sally Osberg
Inspired by Andrea's interest in racing motorcycles, the Colemans developed an innovative solution to bridge the gap between communities and health care services. Riders for Health manages a fleet motorcycles, ambulances, and other vehicles and provides training and vehicle maintenance services. Their organization builds a reliable and scalable delivery system operating in seven African countries and reaching more than 12 million people. The impact is astounding; in Zimbabwe, malarial mortality rates in districts served by Riders for Health programs dropped over 60%.
Jeff Skoll and Sally Osberg, authors of the CNN article linked below, "Social entrepreneurs dare to change the world," point to SEAD Innovator Riders for Health as a prime example of the difference that social entrepreneurs make. The Skoll Foundation praises and supports the work of creative and dedicated innovators who engage citizens, businesses, and governments to develop sustainable solutions to the world's problems.