|The First Pink Bike - being delivered in January 2016.|
In 2016 The Maiwa Foundation was able to make a big difference in the lives of rural schoolgirls. Many of you know about the leatherworkers and weavers who together form the Artisans Alliance of Jawaja (AAJ).
|Getting started with a little help.|
Many of the female children of AAJ artisans have to walk several miles to school. The distance, combined with the time taken and the obligation to do other work in the home can make it difficult for girls to attend school (or to have enough time to complete homework). In these rural Indian families boys usually get bikes and girls do not.
|The first ride.|
The pink bike project was conceived as a way to assist the village schoolgirls to get to and fron school. These bike are female "style," pink and very sturdy. In collaboration with the Artisans Alliance of Jawaja, the Maiwa Foundation oversees the purchase of the bikes and the distribution in the village. In January of 2016 we made our first delivery of bikes. Now, at the start of 2017 we are doing another round of promotions for the project.
|Loading up the first shipment of bikes near Jaipur.|
|Lined up and ready to go.|
Interested? We have set up a special donation button on our website to support the Pink Bike Project. A $100 donation purchases one of these sturdy pink bikes for a village schoolgirl.