The projects we support help make a difference in the lives of those people living in poverty.
ADRA Australia Project
The CHOICES for Children project focuses on improving health outcomes for 60 rural communities in the Bakan district in western Cambodia. The project supports communities to better address the risks of child malnutrition and improving their wellbeing. Parents and caregivers are trained and educated to make informed decisions about feeding practices, household hygiene and sanitation. The project also empowers food insecure families to have more sustained household livelihoods through extensive training.
The Fred Hollows Foundation
We’re a development organisation working in more than 25 countries. We help train and empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need it most. The work we do has a very clear purpose: to make sure everyone, whether they’re rich or poor, has access to high quality, affordable eye health.
ADRA NZ Project
Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Asia. 90% of the country’s most impoverished population live in rural areas and are dependent on growing agriculture as a means of both food and income. Growing competition from imported produce, inability to access markets and lower quality and quantity of produce are making it increasingly hard for families to make enough money to pay for essentials beyond their own subsistence. Children are being taken out of school and families are going without medicines when they are sick. This is further reinforcing the cycle of poverty and families are being left further behind.
This project will support farmers in the Pursat Province through providing agricultural and business training. Farmers will work together in cooperative producer groups to have higher negotiation power and better access to markets while also improving the quantity and quality of produce. Together, these activities will grow the income and economic resilience of farmers, strengthen the rural economy and reduce poverty.
This project is a part of the NZ Government match scheme. So, this means that for every $1 you can raise for this project, ADRA can access another $3 in match funding. The ADRA NZ team can have 4 times the impact on rural subsistence farmers in Cambodia.
The human faces of this project are children and their families who will have the ability to attend school, to afford healthcare, to afford better nutrition, and ultimately to have the chance to thrive.
Studies have shown that just one year of primary school attendance can increase a child’s future earning potential by 15%… imagine what we could do for them if we can help them complete their full schooling?
Watoto is a family made up of people from all over the world who are working together to ensure that the forgotten have a place to belong. As we work alongside the most vulnerable in Uganda, our aim is to rescue individuals and raise each one as a leader in his or her sphere of life so that, in turn, they will rebuild the nation.
Watoto educates over 3000 vulnerable children, including over 100 children who live in surrounding communities, and neighbourhood children who board at our villages during the school term. Watoto started its first education facility in 1995. Today we have four primary schools, three secondary schools and a technical institute. Some of these schools have been in existence for over 20 years and the facilities need to be renovated to continue to offer a safe, clean and healthy environment for students to learn and grow to the full potential.
To learn more about the school renovation project go to. School Renovations Project
Compassion is a Christian international holistic child development organisation. Through our Child Sponsorship Program, more than 2 million children are currently being released from poverty in Jesus’ name. With over six decades of experience, Compassion’s unique approach to solving poverty works: research proves it.
It is our mission is to collect, restore and provide bicycles to the most marginalised & impoverished communities around the world.
In remote communities a bicycle is not only a means of transport to places of employment and education but can provide many with access to remote sources of food, water, medicine and shelter.
One bicycle can support social rehabilitation & economic change and it is our mission is to collect, restore and provide bicycles to some of the most marginalised & impoverished communities around the world.
Bikes 4 Life is a network of concerned citizens, organizations and companies, who are dedicated to supporting extremely marginalized and neglected individuals and communities by providing re-cycled bicycles as a mode of sustainable transport. Bikes are a vital instrument for access to independence and livelihood. We are committed to taking meaningful action, by helping to provide tools for survival, empowerment, economic development and social change. Bikes 4 Life are committed to making a difference by acting in a way we believe can benefit society at large. It is our aim to provide bicycles to the needy, raise awareness to the less informed, act as role models to our own youth, strengthen local community values, give hope, empowerment and confidence to marginalized communities, while supplying something as simple as bicycles.
Through research and inquiry, we identify countries, regions and communities that are in most need of bicycles. In these communities a bicycle is not only a means of transport to places of employment and education but can provide many with access to remote sources of food, water, medicine and shelter. One bicycle can support social rehabilitation & economic change.
Tear Fund NZ
We’re passionate about ending poverty and living out God’s kingdom values of love, hope and transformation. We believe communities know the issues they face better than anyone, so we identify local community organisations around the world to partner with and work alongside.
We believe aid should never be used to further political or religious standpoints, or be withheld on the basis of race, gender, religion, nationality or sexual orientation.
We advocate for poor, vulnerable and oppressed people regardless of who they are.
World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief’s Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program
In rural areas in developing countries, the biggest barrier to education is often the physical act of getting to school. Tasked with many more domestic chores than boys, girls fall behind because of the cultural obstacles they face. In many of the areas where we work, it is common for girls to arrive at school late and tired if they arrive at all.
By providing bicycles to children, especially girls, you can empower them with knowledge and ultimately, change the course of their lives. Keeping girls in school has been shown to have a multiplier effect that can help break the cycle of poverty.
Girls (5-14 years of age) spend 40% more time on domestic chores than boys, therefore by the time they arrive at school they’re tired and often fall asleep at their desk or worse, drop out of school altogether and potentially end up in child marriage.
With bicycles, it’s easier for girls to get to school, stay in school, and graduate – improving their economic prospects for the rest of their lives. To learn more please go to https://worldbicyclerelief.org/en/story/ .
Keeping 12 year old Tamara in school
Before she owned a bicycle 12-year-old Tamara walked more than two hours across hilly terrain each day to attend school. With a bike, her commute now takes 45 minutes. She’s happy to arrive at school on time to pursue her goal of becoming a nurse.
The Bike (it’s an engine for educational and economic empowerment)
Strong as a Buffalo and good for the long Haul
Buffalo Bicycles are durable, featuring steel alloy frames, forks and spokes and a rear carrier capacity rated to 100kg. Weighing in at 5kg (a complete bike is 24kg), the heft of the steel frame is evidence of the bicycle’s strength.
The Buffalo Bicycle is engineered for more tasks, serving as a powerful economic engine in rural communities.The specially designed frame, carrier and stand of the Buffalo Bicycle provide the stability needed to support big loads and passengers over long distances in remote areas.
The Buffalo Bicycle is deliberately compatible with locally available spare parts, requiring only basic tools for maintenance and repair. WBR operates a Field Mechanic Training Program to help keep the bicycles rolling, using a universal training manual that instructs with pictures and diagrams rather than words. To date, over 2,000 field mechanics have been trained, offering riders access to local maintenance.