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Northcentral Pa Resident Begins Coast-to-Coast Journey to Raise Poverty Awareness
By Cindy Knier
July 29, 2012
A Bucknell University 2012 graduate, seeking to help his fellow countrymen in Uganda, begins to pedal his way to awareness on Monday, July 30.
Dick Muyambi, founder of Bicycles Against Poverty, will launch from Los Angeles on bicycle, along with two fellow Bucnellians and BAP’s executive director Molly Burk, who will follow the group in an RV. The continental trip by pedal is estimated to end on Sept. 10 in Boston, Muyambi said, with daily stops which can be tracked online.
The vision of BAP is to make a “better world for the villagers of Uganda by raising funds to purchase bicycles, which serve as a tool for income generating activities, community cooperation, and access to social services, such as healthcare. Bicycle recipients make micropayments to BAP, which thereby promotes responsibility over the bicycle, microcredit management skills, and allows BAP to work towards financial sustainability,” according to their website.
For more information, visit http://www.bapcoast2coast.com/