A Girl and a Bike
In rural areas of the southern African country of Malawi, there are many reasons why a child may not go beyond elementary school. Poverty, hunger, distance, crocodiles. Yep! More flooding due to climate change brings crocs close to their villages!
NCP is working on all these things in one way or another, but Katherine (here riding a borrowed bike) and other girls are specifically asking for our help with the tuition and transportation. That's because while the elementary school is "only" two miles away, high school is seven miles away - the girls have to leave home at 5 a.m. to get to school by 7:30, and that can get discouraging! Plus, school fees are $45, and many of the families have trouble raising that much money, especially since climate change is making it hard for them to grow crops to sell for income.
That’s where you come in!
Along with the $45 tuition, having a bike for the daily commute to school makes attendance much easier. Since bikes cost $65, for $110 a girl and her bike can go to school!
So let’s ride! Make a donation yourself and/or have a fund-raiser at your school or congregation, sorority or scout troop. And as always, we send 100 percent of contributions to the programs.