of $60,000 Raised
Sarah Wilson

UPDATE: Huge news! You've donated $15,000 to the cause and with my dollar for dollar matching, this means we have hit our target of giving a whole school in Africa enough bikes for their students. Bravo team! So what now? Well if you keep kicking in, I will too! Let's see if we can make it to $60,000 and fund two whole schools! Right now we need to get to $45,000 and then I kick in another $15,000 to make up the $60,000. 

Welcome to my fundraising page for World Bicycle Relief Australia! 

As you might know, when I closed my IQuitSugar.com business I said I was donating the profits to charity and the freed-up time to working on good projects.

I’ve looked into a bunch of charitable projects over the past six months and, well, World Bicycle Relief found me and the partnership ticked all the good boxes. I swiftly became the Ambassador to help the global charity (it’s already distributed over 448,000 Buffalo bicycles) kick big goals. They'r really close to half a million!

What we’re going to do

We are going to give 2 whole schools in Africa enough bikes to ensure many more young girls have access to education.

How are we going to do it?

Simply click on the donate button. And here’s the thing. Whatever you guys raise, I will match it, dollar for dollar. Bam! We will hit our goal of $60,000!

Each Buffalo Bicycle, specially designed and manufactured by World Bicycle Relief, costs only $AUD195 - including manufacturing, delivery, and assembly.

Why this charity?

The simple idea produces multiple results that make a real difference. It enables. It gives bright young people a chance. It mobilises them through The Power of Bicycles.

  • In the communities they target, half of students don’t finish primary school. In many cases it is simply because they physically can’t get to school.
  • Access to education has a ripple on effect: avoiding potential child marriage, and ending the cycle of poverty and disease. Girls in these areas face a disproportionate risk of acquiring HIV. Many are married or pregnant before age 18. And most, along with their families, live on less than $2 USD per day.
  • Access to a bike also sees a young girl able to better avoid being raped on her way to school. That simple.
  • With a Buffalo Bicycle, she can cover four times the distance, and for every 16 kms, three hours of time is saved.
  • Students who have access to a bike have increased school attendance by 28%,
  • And their academic performance has improved by 59%.

The other bit I like: the program provides a maintenance program in the village. Also, it has accountability. The student keeps the bike so long as it’s used to get to school regularly, and only if the student doesn’t need it to get to school can it be used by family members for other purposes eg. getting produce to the markets on weekends or deliver milk to the Dairy Co-op.

Give a bike for International Women's Day

Let's help girls to finish their education so they can become independent women instead of ending up getting married at 13 years of age and having their first child by the time they're 14 years of age.

Donate a Buffalo Bicycle.

Thanks and let's get rolling!

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