I’m on the lookout for good stores and good causes. The documentary film The Bicycle City is a good story about a good cause – Pedals for Progress. The documentary is telling the story of the great work done by a secular charity. Both efforts need our help. The filmmaker needs funds to finish the project, Pedals for Progress needs our old bikes.
From The Bicycle City
Over the past 20 years, more than 20,000 bicycles have been brought into Rivas, a city on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, by the non-profit Pedals for Progress, which collects donated bicycles in the United States and distributes them in impoverished communities worldwide. Since the first was unloaded in Rivas in 1991, the bicycle has become an integral part of daily life.
Told from the vantage points of Julia, the street vendor; Xiomara, the young mother; Joaquin, the entrepreneur; and David, the unlikely philanthropist, The Bicycle City is the story of how an idealistic experiment has helped the war-ravaged city of Rivas find its own path to recovery and normalcy through the introduction of cheap, reliable transportation in the form of the bicycle.
Help if you can or pass on the story.