Over his lifetime my uncle has been involved with many charities and told me about one where he helped to send bicycles to India. At the time I wondered why anyone would go to the trouble to ship containers of old bicycles to the other side of the world. During my travels I have seen first hand how transportation helps people become self-sufficient and improve their lives. I have seen people go as far as to construct bicycles out of wood, as you can see in this photo from The Congo. Watch the video below to see how much a difference 20,000 bicycles made in Nicaragua.
via Swiss Miss.