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Provide Bicycles to Get Kids to School

FUNDED June 1 2018 – Thank You!

Education for children in Zambia is difficult to obtain. Zambian families face economic hardship, the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS, and an increasing population of orphans. In addition, to get to school children often have to walk up to three hours each way, putting themselves at risk for harassment, sexual abuse, and exhaustion.

Girls in particular spend more time working to support their families than any other Zambian demographic, collecting fuel, hauling water, caring for siblings, and supporting household businesses. As a result, they often drop out of school altogether. For Zambian girls, being unable to complete secondary education is disastrous — linked to early marriages, early childbearing, extreme poverty, increased infant mortality, and shorter life expectancy.

A simple solution allows children to travel to school swiftly, safely, and with less fatigue: a bicycle. A typical child’s two- to three-hour walk is reduced by a bicycle to a ride of just forty-five to seventy-five minutes, leaving the child less vulnerable to attack en route and also with more time and energy for schoolwork and household chores. The bicycle is also an asset to the family, improving access to markets and healthcare and enhancing the perceived value of the child’s education.

Your generous click today helps fund the purchase, assembly, and delivery of a sturdy new bicycle, and contributes to training and equipping a local bicycle mechanic so that the magic doesn’t disappear with the first flat tire.

About World Bicycle Relief & the Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program (BEEP)

World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to providing people in the developing world with access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles. World Bicycle Relief has worked in disaster recovery, healthcare, microfinance, and education initiatives. Through simple, sustainable mobility — the power of bicycles — World Bicycle Relief improves the quality of life for men, women and children in developing nations. Through BEEP, a partnership of WBR and the Zambian Ministry of Education, students (70% girls), teachers, and community volunteers in rural Zambia receive sturdy new bicycles.

Recent Projects

Help Rescue Stranded Marine Mammals Now: Completed June 22, 2018

44,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team responds to animals in crisis – stranded whales and dolphins, entangled seals and whales – along more than 700 miles of coastline. To continue their work, IFAW needs some critical supplies – IV bags, a new heart rate monitor, and a new transport cart. Please click today to make more rescues possible!

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Help Fight Blindness in India: Completed June 20, 2018

43,200 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

For people living in poverty in developing countries, curable blindness is a real thing that affects entire lives. Afflicted children are often left at home from school, or wind up begging in the streets. Healthy children may be pressed into regular service to help their affected elders, rather than going to school. That’s not to mention difficulty finding or holding jobs and performing necessary everyday tasks. But this blindness is treatable; no one should have to live this way. Please click today to help provide vision-saving procedures for people with curable blindness!

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Provide 6 Street Houses for Abandoned Dogs and Cats: Completed June 18, 2018

60,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Vulnerable populations are the first to suffer in times of conflict and upheaval. In Pancevo, Serbia, when war and troubled political times disrupted living standards for its population, people no longer able to care for their pets turned them onto the streets to fend for themselves as best they could. But domesticated pets are no match for mean and crowded streets, and there are no humane laws or funding in Serbia to protect them. One unique solution is a “One House Saves A Life” system of placing houses for street animals and organizing feeding stations around the city. Please click today to provide shelter and safety for pets living on the streets!

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Fund 11 Days of Research to Protect River Otters: Completed June 15, 2018

44,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Mesa Tres Ríos is a remote, wild area where neotropical river otters, black bears, mountain lions, and endangered thick-billed parrots live. Unfortunately, this ecosystem in Mexico is unstudied and undocumented, endangering the land and species that exist there. In August of 2018, a group of over 50 biologists from Mexico and the United States will visit the Mesa Tres Ríos on a groundbreaking expedition to collect a biological inventory of this unstudied location. Please click today to help these scientists gather crucial records to protect species like the river otter!

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Give 32 Girls Sanitary Supplies for 5 Years: Completed June 13, 2018

44,800 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

One out of ten Malawian girls miss school 3 to 4 days every month because of menstruation. Menstrual products (disposable pads and cups) are too expensive for most families who live on less than $1 per day. These girls stop going to school during their cycles because they don’t have proper sanitation materials. With the help of your generous clicks today, we can provide sanitary supplies for 32 girls in Malawi for the next 5 years!

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Save Thousands of Shelter Pets at Ruff Start Rescue: Completed June 11, 2018

66,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

With over 600 volunteers and 300 fosters in their network, Ruff Start Rescue is rescuing hundreds of animals at any given time. But more can be done. According to the rescue: “Because we don’t have a shelter, we can only take a new animal when we have a vacant foster home for pets to live in while they await their forever home.” That’s where Rescue Rebuild comes in. Ruff Start Rescue has been able to secure a small facility to take in a few dogs and cats, but we need your help to transform the building into a world-class shelter where rescued adoptable pets can wait to be placed in foster to be adopted. Please click today to help make this shelter dream a reality, and save hundreds of shelter pets’ lives every year.

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Help 15 Veterans Restore Coral Reefs: Completed June 8, 2018

45,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Force Blue is deploying its team of veteran Special Operations Forces divers to restore coral reefs in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These SOF veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with an incredible amount of pain and trauma, made worse by a feeling of “separation from service” and the lack of a positive mission going forward. In fact, every year an estimated 8,000 veterans commit suicide.

By training SOF veterans to restore coral reefs damaged by the Hurricanes, Force Blue seeks to address two seemingly unrelated problems — the devastation of the Caribbean’s marine resources, and the difficulty returning combat veterans have in adjusting to civilian life. Please click today to help us realize these two critical missions!

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Real Impact: Act Where It Matters

With so many simple, easy ways to be involved – from a free click to a direct donation that funds a specific program – your smallest actions online matter, creating real results at GreaterGood.

Already, your actions have given $30 million to nonprofit charities around the world since 1999. That means millions have received help and assistance because of your efforts: hungry families fed, pets rescued, rainforests saved, breast cancer caught and treated, children helped, and so much more.

What You Can Do: Small Actions, Big Results

We invite you to explore the network of great charities and good works that make up GreaterGood. Find the cause, program, or project that speaks to your passion for helping others and start making a difference today.

We believe that no good action is too small and, with all the new tools at our websites, together the results are greater than ever before. Make a daily click, sign a petition, donate what you can, shop where it matters, and help us spread the word. You can also visit us at our new store in the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Just like our online shops, every purchase gives back to a worthy cause!

Every day our community grows larger and the good that we have done together grows greater. Every day we’re adding new pieces to our story. , read our blogs, or join us on Facebook to learn even more about how your actions continue to make a difference daily.

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