Pedal Against Poverty works hard to help feed and educate children in a village at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, freeing little girls from ritualistic slavery and sex trafficking in India and helping struggling children and pregnant women in the slums of Cambodia.
Matt says that in Cambodia at least six hundred children can be seen living beside or in a rubbish dump. These rubbish dumps are filled with needles and the arsenic levels are really high. This means that the children, who are sent to collect recyclables, are in constant contact with danger of getting run over by bulldozers and other major accidents. Pedal Against Poverty supports a center called Jehova Jireh Center, which is aimed at taking these children out of the rubbish dumps and provides education and a good life after school. The organisation is also suppporting a birth clinic which helps support pregnant women.
Hear the heart moving story of how Matt had the idea of setting up Pedal Against Poverty. Matt explains how he first raised money for the organisation by conducting a fund raising bike ride. Also Matt talks about the ritualistic sex slavery in India. Of the 40 million children in slavery 19 million are in India. Hear Matt talk about the grave dangers that the workers in India are in, trying to rescue the little girls from the horrible torture they are going through.
Matt talks about the mission in a village at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Pedal With Poverty supports the building of an education center which is aimed at providing education to the poor children in Tanzania.Finally, hear how the idea of riding bikes to raise money to support the missions in India, Cambodia and Tanzania came into being. This year Pedal Against Poverty is organising a 24 hour bike ride. For more information visit the Pedal Against Poverty website.Open House: Matt Le Claire: Fighting Poverty by 899lightfm