Operating organization

HUBchari is run by Homedoor, certified NPO organization. Homedoor was established in 2010 to solve the issues of homelessness. Our vision is to build a social structure with an Exit allowing people to get out of poverty. The first thing we have worked on was to create jobs for people living on the street. According to the field research we have conducted, we found that approximately 70% of homeless people are good at fixing bikes. This was the beginning of HUBchari, a share cycling service in Osaka. Share cycling service was quite new in Japan at that time. However, we thought and still believe that this project could solve two social issues at once, the issue of homelessness and the issue of illegally parked bikes.