"Rajasthan Raiders" Rickshaw Run Fundraising Page

Mercy Corps

"Rajasthan Raiders" Rickshaw Run Fundraising Page


"Rajasthan Raiders" Rickshaw Run Fundraising Page

2 men, 1 cylinder and 2000 miles in 2 weeks
The first annual Rickshaw Run is set to take place this Christmas in India. More than an adventurous 2000 mile road rally through Indian back country, this once-in-a-lifetime-hair-brained scheme is all for a very worthy cause.The idea behind the charity side of the rickshaw run is pretty simple. Many auto-rickshaw taxi drivers are forced to live in a state of poverty because they don't have the money to buy their rickshaw. They borrow the money or rent the rickshaw often at extortionate rates. Which means that while they can earn a living from the taxi fares, a large amount of it, often more than half, goes to pay off the debt or pay the rent of the vehicle. Giving a rickshaw to a poor family is huge life changing gift that enables them to earn a living without the burden of an impossible debt. When we get to the finish line we will hand over the rickshaws to an NGO working in Siligury, monitored by Mercy Corps, who will distribute them to the most needy cases. They will provide us with full reports on how the distribution is going and ensure everything is done in a transparent and proper fashion.

The Rajasthan Raiders Team
Driver 1: Nathan McClain
Driver 2: Jacob Didion

For more detailed information please visit these websites: http://rajasthanraiders.blogspot.com/
http://www.rickshawrun.com/
http://www.mercycorps.org/
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"Rajasthan Raiders" Rickshaw Run Fundraising Page
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