88bikes Peru 2009

Project Completed

Huancayo, Peru

88bikes Peru, in partnership with Andean Outreach

Our 88bikes project for 2008-2009 was another major success for 88bikes, bringing bikes to children in Huancayo, Peru, about 100 miles east of Lima. On January 2nd and 3rd, 2009, over 120 bikes were given away to kids at several orphanges in Hunacayo.

We are thrilled to report that 88bikes Peru is complete! We've distributed more than 120 bikes to happy kids at 5 orphanages. Our friends at Andean Outreach, an NGO here in Huancayo did a superb job negotiating with the bike shop, arranging transport and interfacing with the orphanages. Our friend Lauren and her friend John, who work with another NGO in Lima, made the trek over the mountain and taught the kids basic bike repair and helped them get used to riding their new bikes...

In partnership with Andean Outreach, we're supporting the needs of these heroic children whose lives have been impacted by HIV, the Shining Path guerilla movement, and the regional poverty that have destabilized peru over the past two decades. The kids range in age from as young as 4 or 5 years old to kids in their late teens.

These bikes will be used to get to and from school, to travel to and from nearby towns, and just as importantly, to give the kids a sense of freedom and enjoyment that will inspire them for the rest of their lives.

Thanks! Dan, Jared, and Nick

ABOUT THE SCHOOLS

The Andean Mountains in Peru are home to some of the most underdeveloped communities in the Western Hemisphere. Huancayo, Peru was at the center of the Shining Path guerilla movement from the early 1970's until the early 1990s, and to this day continues to be destabilized by drug trafficking, poverty, and the remnants of the guerilla movement, which persist even to 2008. As a result, many children in the region have been orphaned or abandoned.

PARTNERS

We have partnered with Andean Outreach, a well-established organization focused on capacity building and regional community outreach.

THE GOAL

120 (and more!) Bikes for kids at five orphanages in Huancayo, Peru.

THE KIDS

Heroic kids ranging in age from 4-17.

Sponsors: Peru

Bike #001 Arauz -Brooklyn
Bike #002 Dan Austin, Brooklyn
Bike #003 Jared Austin, Rochester, MN
Bike #004 Marissa Kearsley, Provo, UT
Bike #005 LeRoy and Charlene Hirschi, Ontario, OR
Bike #006 Debra and Lauren GagnerMinneapolis, MN
Bike #007 Jenny Kline, PA
Bike #008 Ethan Rouen and Kim Martineau, NYC
Bike #009 O'Gara Family, Minneapolis, MN
Bike #010 Benedetta Scardovi Mounier, NY
Bike #011 Paul Kline, Minneapolis, MN
Bike #012 The Hansen Family, NYC
Bike #013 Brendan Killackey, NY
Bike #014 Wayne Crouch, UT
Bike #015 Leif Langensand Los Altos, CA
Bike #016 Katherine Whittingham and June Robbins Coconut Grove, FL
Bike #017 Katherine Whittingham and June Robbins Coconut Grove, FL
Bike #018 Mike Arauz and Hanah Gersen Brooklyn, NY
Bike #019 Tonya Brakey Saint Paul, MN
Bike #020 Estela Medina White Plains, NY
Bike #021 Cheryl Wilson Haiku, Hawaii
Bike #022 Gonzalo and Constance Arauz Wyomissing, PA
Bike #023 Bob Migliore Newark, NJ
Bike #024 Vanessa Vanhille Blacksburg, VA
Bike #025 Jay, Jill, and Eliza Fichialos Salt Lake City, UT
Bike #026 The Andrews FamilyPlymouth, MN
Bike #027 Frank and Susan Oddo San Diego, CA
Bike #028 Keith and Dixie Kutzbach Farmersburg, IA
Bike #029 Claire and John LaRosa New York, NY
Bike #030 Donna Kusman London, UK
Bike #031 Alan Gibbs, IL
Bike #032 Jen ObergNew Brighton, MN
Bike #033 Vana Gierig, NYC
Bike #034 Rachael, August, Iris, and Leo Wellesley, MA
Bike #035 Patrick Durst Trophy Club, TX
Bike #036 Willis Allred Silver Spring, MD
Bike #037 George and Shirley Durrwachter Montoursville, PA
Bike #038 Lachlin Miller Hong Kong
Bike #039 Maloo Haynes and ReflectSpiritBoone, NC
Bike #040 Jake & Kate DurandoNew York City
Bike #041 Wayne Shipman Blaine, MN
Bike #042 For Alejandro HinojosArmando Dattoli and Diego Echeagaray
Bike #043 Nadège LuquetBanff, Alberta Canada
Bike #044 Amy & Brandon JamesonSalt Lake City, UT
Bike #045 Niloo KiaLos Angeles, CA
Bike #046 On Behalf of Debby & Bob Bowers Columbus, OH
Bike #047 Christine Mardakis Edina, MN
Bike #048 Maloo, Barbara, Nancy, Ali &Laura Haynes Grand Rapids, MI
Bike #049 Taylor and Brooke Jacobsen Nibley, UT
Bike #050 Kurt Kuenne Burbank, CA
Bike #051 Robin Henderson &Eileen Ryan Brooklyn, NY
Bike #052 Jeff Taylor Alberta, CAN
Bike #053 Dick and Doris Waring Corvallis, OR
Bike #054 Ryan-Pham San Diego, CA
Bike #055 Isidro Villarreal
Bike #056 The Prince Family, CT
Bike #057 Jennifer Cameron Manning &Alex CameronToronto, Ontario
Bike #058 Charles Hansford, New York, NY
Bike #059 Terry McCormickOakland, CA
Bike #060 Lucy TaylorCanmore, Alberta CAN
Bike #061 Marty PepperTucson, AZ
Bike #062 Kerith Davies andTom Knechtel, NYC
Bike #063 Keitha and Jack FrederickWestborough, MA
Bike #064 Gary GilbertArlington Heights, IL
Bike #065 Marie-Claire MeiselsOakland, CA
Bike #066 John AndersonMissoula, MT
Bike #067 Steven BollermanRidgefield, CT
Bike #068 Mara LissSt. Paul, MN
Bike #069 Maloo Haynes and Mark Murrey
Bike #070 Bill SexShrewsbury, MA
Bike #071 Lori EricksonFrenchtown, MT
Bike #072 Jon Konther, NYC
Bike #073 Gary PhillipsWinthrop, WA
Bike #074 The Myers FamilyAtlanta, GA
Bike #075 In Honor ofElla Grace Parsons
Bike #076 Maria LenznerLong Island City, NY
Bike #077 Eric ThomasNew York City
Bike #078 Tom WidingPhiladelphia, PA
Bike #079 The Ryan FamilyWestborough, MA
Bike #080 Gretchen HarrisMinneapolis, MN
Bike #081 David & Tiffany MunkPortland,OR
Bike #082 Tracey, Rodney and Devon TrepessWinthrop, WA
Bike #083 Ashley WillhiteNew York, NY
Bike #084 Ann and Dennis AustinHyrum, UT
Bike #085 Tom Lynch, Sr.Brooklyn, NY
Bike #086 Pauline NeeNew York, NY
Bike #087 Mary HeersMendon, UT
Bike #088 Kathy Shimeta & Dan HollandNew York, NY
Bike #089 Diane BurnworthPortland, OR
Bike #090 Esther GoldsmithBethany, OK
Bike #091 A gift to Dara TorresParkland, FL
Bike #092 Kenneth Wright
Bike #093 Josh BlackburnSeeley Lake, MT
Bike #094 Zach BlackburnSeeley Lake, MT
Bike #095 Meg TurnerAnnie Tredray, Chris TurnerBanff, Alberta Canada
Bike #096 Chris and Randy HillsBurnsville, MN
Bike #097 Kaye AbelShoreview, MN
Bike #098 Anne LazarBrooklyn, NY
Bike #099 Amanda WebbSt. Paul, MN
Bike #100 Tom WillettTucson, Arizona
Bike #101 Julian, Jill and Cameron SanchezMcLean, VA
Bike #102 Sue Wolfe St. Louis Park, MN
Bike #103 Yvonne LynneLos Angeles, CA
Bike #104 Banff Road WarriorsAlberta, CANADA
Bike #105 Gary AustinPayson, UT
Bike #106 Eve & RayTim & JanineAlberta, CANADA
Bike #107 Deborah BowersHilliard, OH
Bike #108 Adam, Jessica &Craig, Joe, Susan &Frankie, Kristin, Erik,Sam, Kate, and maloo!Boone, NC
Bike #109 Marlene NicholsBrooklyn, NY
Bike #110 Beth KutzbachRochester, MN
Bike #111 Carmen LaChappelleCrystal, MN
Bike #112 Tom Russell Oklahoma City, OK
Bike #113 Jennie and Luis MontanoSan Francisco, CA
Bike #114 Gary Gunas & Bill RosenfieldLondon, UK
Bike #115 Micah and Emily AustinElletsville, IN
Bike #116 Eric WeaklandWashington, DC
Bike #117 Anthony DiCio andJoy BarnumHoboken, NJ
Bike #118 Casa de la Salsa New York City
Bike #119 The Hale FamilySouth Jordan, UT
Bike #120 Ashley MooreStanford, CA