Pedal against Poverty - 25 Days of Giving: Day 9

Today's non-profit brings together two things close to my heart... cycling and micro finance.

What? Micro-Finance? What is that?!?!
micro finance is a means to provide people the financial tools they need to work their way out of poverty. With “micro” loans, business training and other financial services, poor men and women who start their own businesses, work their way up the economic ladder, with dignity and pride.

Best of all? It really works. and it works all over the world.

Today's event is "MicroBike - Pedal against Poverty"

MicroBike is an annual event open to participants from around the world. An ACCION International initiative, MicroBike participants design their own cycling events, raise money and awareness for microfinance and ride in solidarity with other activists!

The event is October 3rd and 4th... Get your team organized today!!

You can also get involved directly with ACCION.

ACCION International:

ACCION USA on Twitter:

Big thanks to my MOM for bringing this to my attention for 25 days. Thanks mom! Love you!


  1. Thanks for posting the MicroBike link! We are gearing up for next year's event. Anyone interested in pedaling against poverty in 2010 can contact us at And there's still time make a donation supporting the 2009 event - just go to Thanks everyone for your support in the fight against poverty!


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