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In the 2 min. video above, you'll meet Jean-Paul, a bright student who received his first bicycle when he was 15 years old at our Foundation Rwanda Bike Build in 2010.  Jean-Paul is one of the estimated 20,000 children that were born of rapes committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. His mother Isabelle continues to struggle on a daily basis with the legacy of genocide, sexual violence, and poverty.  When asked what her dream in life was, she replied with one wish – a better future for her son.

Foundation Rwanda is launching the BIKE TO A BETTER FUTURE campaign to help fulfill Isabelle's wish and the wishes of so many other mothers like her. The campaign will launch April 8 to coincide with the 19th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. In Rwanda, a bike is a life saving tool – one bike helps 5-10 people in a village get access to water, food, school, medical treatment, and jobs

Your support of this project will:

  1. Sponsor 100 deserving students, like Jean-Paul, to provide them each with a bike, a year of education, and HIV testing
  2. Help Team Leaders reach their $5,000 (per team) fundraising goal which makes them eligible to "win" a slot to join the Bike Build 2013  in Rwanda this summer to build bikes with a mother & student team.
  3. Allow families living in rural villages all over Rwanda to travel to our partner organization AVEGA in Rwamagana to participate in the 4 day "Bike Build 2013" 

Join us in making wishes come true. Give a bicycle. Give hope for a brighter future.


*All photographs copyright Foundation Rwanda/Jonathan Torgovnik

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