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Monday, January 24, 2011

ORG to put on your radar
World Bicycle Relief was founded by SRAM Corp. and Trek Bikes in 2005 and supported by many individuals, foundations and corporations.  Their mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles.
The idea of the bike being a more efficient means of transport drives World Bicycle Relief.
Simple sustainable mobility in the form of a bicycle multiplies a person’s effort and efficiency with improved access to healthcare, education and economic development, especially when compared to the alternative of walking.
Healthcare: Brings healthcare to patients and patients to healthcare.
Education: Brings educators to the field and students to schools.
Economic development: Sustainable mobility is a fundamental requirement in all economic systems. Bicycles multiply an individual’s efforts by:
  • Bringing goods and services to markets;
  • Enabling workers to get to jobs or find better jobs;
  • Fueling an individual’s entrepreneurial drive – entire businesses can be run off the back of a bike. 

A donation of 134 bucks will provide a single bike, empowering an individual and in turn, helping family and community.  WBR has a great website (most of the info above was copied from it) that outlines everything they've done and all the places they've helped.  Check 'em out!

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