Hi there friends!
I am so proud to be representing World Bicycle Relief as an Ambassador. WBR provides access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. As part of my ambassadorship, I've set the goal of raising $17,000 for the organization! The money raised through my fundraiser helps to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa; connecting them with education, healthcare and economic opportunities.
A huge part of my passion for this organization is driven by my own love for bicycles. Bikes are how I get places, stay healthy (physically and mentally), and make friends! In Africa, it means all that and so much more. For the recipients of these bikes their circle of influence is immediately expanded. Healthcare workers can see more patients. Small businesses can sell more goods and buy more supplies. Students can complete more chores before school, and then get to school. Everyone can do more with a bicycle.
On June 6th, 2016 I returned from a trip to Zambia to see the kind of work that WBR is doing in the field. I got to see first hand the impact that WBR has on students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs alike. Receiving a bicycle from WBR in Zambia is the difference between a 2 hour walking commute to school or 30 minutes riding. It's the difference between selling 40L of milk to the dairy co-op or selling 80L. It's the difference between someone getting their Antiretroviral medications or getting sicker from an HIV infection. Truly, these bikes change lives.
World Bicycle Relief is currently working to provide 50,000 bicycles to students (70% girls), teachers and educational workers in rural Zambia and Zimbabwe. For $147, we can provide a World Bicycle Relief bicycle to a student in need. Every donation (of any amount) helps.
Let's show the world The Power of Bicycles!