“Two Seattle women and Kona are giving African children the gifts of independence and opportunity.

Barbara Trenary and Sandy Murray just returned from Gambia, where they delivered 225 donated bicycles to school children. Many students there walk miles to school. There is no public transportation. Many of the students, especially girls, have to quit school at a young age to instead help their families. Their HopeFirst organization raised funds for 150 bikes, and Kona donated the other 75 as part of our 2 for 1 program.

The bikes cut the students’ commute time, allowing them to continue their education and still have time to help out at home.”

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Also read Kona’s story about the AfricaBike donation here