Help Her Ride Safely to School

chanunsiri_1-540x720Last January, 15-year-old Nissa received an unexpected birthday gift from her sponsor in the U.S… A blue bicycle wrapped in a red Christmas tree garland! It had a matching blue basket and a big banana seat on which her two little brothers could take turns riding behind her.

“My birthday is on January 20 and I have never received a birthday gift,” wrote Nissa in a thank you letter to her sponsor. “This year, I received a gift from you that makes me feel proud and very grateful.”

Like so many children in Holt programs around the world, Nissa and her brothers live in a rural area where transportation options are virtually non-existent. As few families can afford bicycles, many children walk long distances just to get to school. In Nissa’s village in Thailand, streets also flood during the rainy season — causing children to walk barefoot through dirty water.

Nissa and her brother can now get to school on time every day!
Nissa and her brother can now get to school on time every day!

Rather than send them on a long and treacherous journey to school every day, some families will opt to keep their children home.

They miss out on an education… just because they don’t have a ride to school.

Children without bikes often walk barefoot through muddy water to get to school.
Children without bikes often walk barefoot through muddy water to get to school.

That’s why, when you give a gift of a bicycle, you are truly investing in a child’s future. And by ensuring for her child a safe, speedy journey to school, you will make a mom’s day a little less worrisome and a lot more bright…

Nissa and her mom, who is so happy that her children now have a safe and reliable ride to school.
Nissa and her mom, who is so happy that her children now have a safe and reliable ride to school.

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