A bicycle for a girl is one of 43 inspiring World Vision Christmas gifts
15-year-old Christina from India received a bicycle from World Vision. "Education is important … but school is very far from (our) house. It used to take me one hour to get to school. And after reaching school I was very exhausted from the walking and was unable to concentrate much.”
Distance from home to school is one of the reasons why children, especially girls, drop out and do not complete their education.
Now Christina can ride her bicycle to school, which is a faster and safer mode of transport than walking the long distance.
She reflects on the difference having a bicycle has made: “I am grateful for my bicycle. It gets me to school quickly and all my energy is invested in studying."
For $100, you can help a girl like Christina have a safe and speedy way to get to and from school, by purchasing a bicycle for a girl from the World Vision Gifts catalogue.
This Christmas, your gift can go even further! Donate using PayPal from 29 November to 8 December 2016, and PayPal will give World Vision an extra 10% of your total donation.