Spinning the wheel for change to enable 360 women become self sufficient

A couple of months ago I found out about Tour de Timor, a 410 km mountain bike race for peace. It’s one of the toughest in the world and my friend and I decided that we would do it for charity. East Timor is the smallest, newest and neediest SE Asian country, where the annual GDP per capita is a mere US$542.

Goal:

The goal is to cycle 410 km to raise funds of USD 37,000 (SGD 50,000), to enable 360 rural weavers and craft workers to develop their skills and become sufficient. All the proceeds will go to Timor Aid, a Timor based NGO who was started by Nobel laureate President José Ramos-Horta.

1) Donate for the ladies in East Timor

2) Forward this email to your friends and families

3) Email, facebook, blog, twitter (#gonecyclin) about us

The rise of the digital revolution and growing competitive market are leaving these women struggling to meet basic costs for themselves and their families. As a result, we aim to which will help support their skills based training program.

My journey:

In the past 5 months, I have challenged myself further than I thought I could. I sacrificed spending time with friends, weekend getaway and even going home in December. I spent long hours training on a bike, but it all seemed worth it knowing that we aspire to inspire young people to make a positive and sustainable difference in this world.

Personally I have learnt that with endurance sports it both a mental and physical battle and I have been able to break multiple barriers. However, these barriers are nothing compared to the people living in poverty who are struggling daily suffocating for a breath of fresh air.

Results:

We recently partnered with Rotary Club of Bukit Timah, to assist us with fundraising permit for this upcoming race from 13-17th September 2010. As of today, our team has confirmed two sponsor – AustAsia Airlines and Power Bars and has already received contributions from individual donors and companies totaling 8,000 dollars. We have a long way to go to reach our SGD 50,000 goal by November 15th but with your support and loose change, we can make a difference.

How to Donate:

The link to contribute is here http://www.gonecyclin.com/support_us/contribute

1. Check : issue to “The Rotary Club of Bukit Timah”

2. Online: (under construction) Grace another co-founder is setting it, just email info@gonecyclin.com or grace@gonecyclin.com and she can update you once it’s up.

Help spread the word around your friends and colleagues.

For more information our website is http://www.gonecyclin.com/.

Much Respect and Thank you for supporting make this world a better place

 

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