The Ride to Raise Awareness of Poverty and AIDS in Africa: Beneficiaries
The group hopes to raise at least $150,000. We will make substantial donations to selected beneficiaries, which include the following:
- World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. In partnership with local Zambian aid organizations, World Bicycle Relief has worked to provide 23,000 specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles to healthcare workers treating HIV/AIDS patients. They have also trained local field mechanics to build, maintain and repair bicycles. The program in Zambia has led to their work in microfinance, education, social enterprise and field mechanics training programs across Africa.
- The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) helps train medical professionals in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. The mission of CIDRZ is to improve lives and communities through research, disease prevention and treatment, and HIV/AIDS care. Internationally acknowledged as a leader in HIV/AIDS treatment and research, maternal-child health care and studies, and cervical cancer, malaria and tuberculosis practice, CIDRZ has remained rooted in local community health care while becoming a world-renown resource for infectious disease understanding and breakthroughs.
- Sishemo Education Trust is an under-resourced school in Zambia that provides food, education, and life skills training to children affected by HIV/AIDS. The foundation works with orphaned and vulnerable children and their parents and guardians, most of whom are single mothers or widowed due to HIV/AIDS.
- Grassroot Soccer is an organization that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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