A bicycle can be of great use for the underprivileged…
For the children and adults from well-to-do families based in cities, a bicycle is meant for recreational rides or for rides to develop physical fitness. But for the underprivileged, a cycle is a very useful means of transport since it requires very little maintenance and there are no running costs.
Used bicycles are often seen dumped in housing society premises because they have broken down or appear old and therefore are not considered stylish. Children discard an older bicycle when a newer model is given by parents.
Among the needy two groups stand out: Firstly, girl students in the villages whose schools are located at a distance and whose parents are unable to afford the to & fro bus fare. Many girl students drop out of school for this reason. Secondly, the delivery-men and vendors in cities who deliver and sell milk, vegetables, fruits etc and for whom bicycle is a lifeline. Their present bicycles are often ramshackle and old but lack of finances constrain buying a new cycle.
Now, your donation of a new or used bicycle will reach a needy person…
If you wish to donate a used bicycle, there are persons and organisations who will come to collect the used cycle from your location. Used bicycles which are non-functional will be repaired by them. If you wish to donate a new bicycle, you just need to pay the amount to the organization who will then do the buying on your behalf.
Be it a new bicycle or a used one, you as a donor will be informed as to whom it has been donated to and in fact, you can even remain in touch with the bicycle's recipient.