PEDAL believes in unity and support, especially during times of crisis. Right now the people of Ecuador need your help. With 700 dead and thousands wounded, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake has destroyed the entire coastal region of Ecuador. In light of this natural disaster, PEDAL for Change is leveraging our resources and global network to contribute to the the relief effort. We are using the funds we are raising through our YouCaring campaign in a two-phased project. First, we are contributing to immediate emergency relief by purchasing food, water, insect repellent, and other living essential for earthquake survivors in the coastal region who have been left without shelter or belongings. Secondly, we are investing in a sustainable solution to the ongoing water crisis that has followed in the wake of the earthquake. We are using the funds we raise to fundraise, purchase, ship, and distribute water filters to the coastal region. This aligns with PEDAL’s mission of sustainability and provides vital, safe drinking water for those in need.
As we are based in Ecuador, we are handling the purchase and distribution of goods ourselves. Many relief efforts are focused on larger cities so small communities don't receive the attention they need. So, we are ensuring that every dollar donated to our cause goes towards its intended purpose by doing everything ourselves. We are the fundraisers and distributors, not the middlemen, and we are personally placing the donated goods into the hands of earthquake survivors in need.
Each filter has a total cost (including fundraising, shipping, taxes, distribution) of $150. Our goal is to supply Ecuadorians with 100 water filters as soon as possible. Please support Ecuador and PEDAL for Change during this time of crisis!