[Dear Friends, I want to ask your help in expanding the initiative of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) to Africa.]
by Ken Hughes, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Washington, DC, United States
January 13, 1988
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Fundraising letter for the Bike for Africa project, an initiative of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) to Africa. ITDP promotes the use of bicycles, carts and other forms of sustainable transportation, and already has undertaken a bike project in Haiti and Bikes Not Bombs in Nicaragua. Bikes for Africa focuses on Mozambique, where rebels backed by South Africa have been attacking civilians since 1982. There are major opportunities in Mozambique to help supply vehicles such as all-terrain bicycles and high quality carts, along with the necessary spare parts, tools, mechanic training and organizational assistance to development and relief groups. ITDP Associate Eric Schulmann, from Minneapolis, will staff the Bikes for Africa project. The mailing discusses drought, the Population Crisis Committee, the Human Suffering Index, Dr. Kate Gingeel, the shortage of petrol, a provincial hospital in Tete, and the Ministry of Health.
Collection: Kathleen Sheldon Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections