Target: Brian Benzer, Chairman of the World Bicycle Relief
Goal: Thank company for saving lives and creating jobs in rural Africa
It is common to see young children walking for hours every day to get to school in rural Africa. Oftentimes during their commute, young children run the risk of being sexually abused and harassed. Sometimes children suffer from starvation so they aren’t strong enough to endure the long commute. For school children, laborers, and planters in Africa, a reliable way of transportation is the answer to all of these disparities.
Buffalo bikes, made by World Bicycle Relief, are providing that necessity affordably and sustainably. The bicycles are proven to be a safer and faster method of travel for these groups of people and have even led to more employment opportunities because the bike parts are made in Africa. So far, the company has been able to produce over one hundred manufacturing jobs.
World Bicycle Relief recently founded their company “Buffalo Bikes Ltd.” which was created through better-known organizations such as UNICEF, who used these bikes to do their work overseas. The organizations saw a need for World Bicycle Relief’s Buffalo bicycles for various reasons. Some of these reasons are to help children get to school in a safer manner, allowing health care professionals to reach far off villages, and for farmers to be able to sell their crops to a larger market.
Please sign this petition to thank the World Bicycle Relief organization for creating jobs in Africa and saving the lives of children and adults who have had to suffer through long and dangerous commutes.
Dear Brian Benzer, Chairman of the World Bicycle Relief,
Your company has created a very unique way of helping that is beyond just a donation. You have found a way to meet a deficit in Africa that has the ability to save lives, as well as create job opportunities. The World Bicycle Relief has created a reliable way for children, workers, and rural farmers in Africa to travel to their far off destinations.
Rural Africa’s terrains are scary and dangerous. The bikes have allowed for the people of Africa to reach out to other parts of the country that are more populated and easier to navigate. Students use to have to travel for hours to get to school, but the bikes have shortened that time significantly. The best part about the bikes is that they have created over 100 jobs for the people of Africa and reports say that the number continues to grow. Thank you for all that you have done to help African citizens reach their destinations.
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