New Bikes Help Rural Colombian Students Get to School

Kids from the Rural Ethnoeducation Institute in Samutpio receive their bikes. 

Kids from the Rural Ethnoeducation Institute in Samutpio receive their bikes. 

Liseth walks for more than an hour from her home in Riohacha, La Guajira Colombia to get to school. The sun is hot and when it rains, the paths become muddy, she says. Thanks to an alliance between Postobón and PADF Colombia, her commute is much shorter. Postobón delivers bicycles to vulnerable students in rural areas to reduce dropout rates and improve academic performance. Last year alone, Postobon donated more than 1,500 bikes to children in communities including Samutpiou, Media Luna and Laachon Mayapo. 

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Students in Riohacha, La Guajira, received 150 bicycles through the MiBici program.

Bike delivery in La Guajira.

Liseth no longer has to walk to school in the mud.