sidesaddleAlthough it may be surprising to westerners more accustomed to litre capacity displacements, Indonesian culture actually sees the Yamaha YT115 models used by Health for All as big bikes. Costs and import restrictions limit the number of larger motorcycles in use.

Also part of local culture is the fact that these big motorcycles are not seen as appropriate for women to ride.

As passengers, women in Indonesia unfortunately very often ride side-saddle. As riders women usually choose step-through scooters.

P20060612_082518Health For All is currently evaluating suitably robust and locally available scooter models for addition to the existing fleet. These would be used in areas with suitable road networks for scooter use. This will increase mobility among female healthcare workers.


Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring the planned scooters.