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Bikes for Nicaragua

by RL Policar
Charity Bikes

Not many 19-year-olds can say they may have single-handedly influenced an entire country, but Christina Fierro can.

Last year Fierro collected 131 bikes for Pedals For Progress, a nonprofit organization that gives used bicycles to people in underprivileged areas. The bikes were sent to Nicaragua, where they could help adults commute to work or children get to school, said AnnMarie Rolls, office manager for the New Jersey based organization.

The extra employment afforded by the bicycles could lead to more spending money and an upgrade in lifestyle, she said. Many children in poor Latin American countries don’t go to school past the fourth grade because the schools are just too far away. A bicycle allows the children to continue on to higher grades, said Rolls.

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