One man, one bike, one continent

Jürgen Hofer is the #stayrider. He is riding all across Europe alone on his bike. It’s a feat that will take him to limits: To the geographical limits of Europe and to the physical limits of what a human being can achieve. The #stayrider does it for a good cause.


Push the ride – and help the poorest

With every donation, the #stayrider continues to ride across Europe – until he will have covered 15,000 kilometers! All of the money raised will benefit Stay’s programs to fight poverty in Africa.

Donate now – and enable 1,000 people in extreme poverty to participate in one of our income programs:

Smallholder farmers learn how to keep bees and sell their own honey

With professional knowledge and excellent seeds farmers multiply their harvest

Smallholder farmers plant trees and vegetables in turn – for ecological and economic benefits

Youth from the slums get vocational training – and gain a perspective for their lives

Jürgen Hofer bei Stay

Jürgen Hofer is the #stayrider – but he is much more than that!
Get to know Jürgen Hofer and learn more about his work at Stay. (German)

Information for the press on #stayrider or Stay in general:
Please contact Angelika Severin

Stay is taking a new approach to international development: We harness local power to generate sustainable income that lifts people out of poverty. Learn more about how that works.

With the donations, the Stay Foundation from Stuttgart finances the programs mentioned above and covers, for example, the costs for seeds, building materials for the first beehives or the local teachers. In case of overfunding of these programs, the funds will flow into other Stay programs, e.g. into the financing of microcredits for African smallholder farmers.
All programs are tried and tested and their effectiveness is monitored on an ongoing basis.
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