Charity cycle trip for Romanian children's home
Organized by: Laura Kaufmann
EVENT DATE Jul 19, 2014
I am embarking on a 3-day, 200 km cycle trip across the Belgian cities of Brussels, Antwerp, and Ghent, to raise funds to support a children's home in Romania and a microfinance project aimed at economically and socially empowering women in Uganda through allowing them to start their own small businesses. I will be cycling with around 40 other interns who work in Brussels in support of the same charity (I am an American intern from Los Angeles currently working at the European Union).
We hope to be able to raise enough money to allow the children's home to purchase a new van to transport the children from their homes and school to the center. Similarly, we aim to help finance our charity supporting several women in Uganda in launching their own small businesses, allowing them not only a sustainable source of income for their families, but also a greater degree of economic and social emancipation.