Green Riders moving out of Poverty in Bihar India

by People First Educational Charitable Trust
Jul 5, 2013


New Rickshaw
New Rickshaw

Hello Supporters,

Greetings to you from Bihar in India. As you know from our green riders appeal we have been able to provide one cycle rickshaw to a family desperately in need of one and the extra income it brings, and due to your generosity we are on the way to providing a second family with one.

I thought I would let the mother of the family who received a rickshaw explain what it meant to them.

" When we got our brand new cycle rickshaw it was one of the happiest days of our lives. There are so many poor people in Bihar we really do struggle to buy even the necessities for our family with ever rising prices. But when we got the rickshaw we decided to use the income we can earn from the rickshaw to make it possible for one of our children to get a better education. So how big a help is the rickshaw? Well on a good week , including market days we have been earning about 500 rupees a week, or 2000 a month. ( this is just over $8  and $33 dollars respectively). This amount, where our income is so limited  makes all the difference and we can buy school books and more vegetables now. I want to thank you so much for this chance for us to earn a better living".

It's the teach a man to fish thing. We are not suggesting that providing a few cycle rickshaws is going to solve the problem of poverty in Bihar, where millions of the population earn less than $2 a day, but for a few families it can make all the difference in the world.

Thank you for your support. As mentioned before we would be happy to paint the name of the donor on the back (as we have already done in one case), so please help us provide the next family with a cycle rickshaw.

Thank you so much!

Deepak Kumar

 Note :The comments above were obtained by a verbal interview and are unedited.




About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

People First Educational Charitable Trust

Location: Bodhgaya, Bihar - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nick Hansen
Bodhgaya, Bihar India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by People First Educational Charitable Trust that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.