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I’m pedaling to empower women and girls around the world.
Every year Deloitte sponsors a day called Impact Day which is an event where all our employees across the US gather together at various sites to perform community service projects. In support of this day, I'm trying to raise enough money to send a bicycle to someone in need. These bikes are sent to developing countries and used by students, medical personnel and others to provide transportation and access to basic necessities, jobs, healthcare or other opportunities that otherwise might not be possible.
There are countless stories of the impact of these bicycles on families and communities. One that spoke volumes to me was about a 13yr old girl in Zambia. Lizzie would wake up every morning, walk over 1 mile to fetch 5 gallons of water for her family and carry it back on her head. After her morning chores, she had 3 miles to walk to school. Now with her new bicycle, she carries the water back on her bike, gets to school in 20 minutes and is much safer from the dangers of walking to school. She now has much more time and energy to focus on becoming a nurse and helping lift her family out of poverty.
I would greatly appreciate your help and literally any dollar amount will get me a step closer. Seriously, even if it's just a couple of bucks, please donate!
Thank you for your support!