Send oBike bicycles to poor families in Cambodia
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oBike announced in June 2018 that it was shutting down its Singapore operations due to difficulties in meeting LTA’s new requirements. oBike had around 40,000 to 50,000 bicycles in Singapore when it ceased operations, out of which, thousands have been retrieved and scrapped.
We are petitioning for oBike bicycles which have yet to be scrapped to be donated to the impoverished in Cambodia. In Cambodia, there are 2.2 million people living below the national poverty line (less than Us$1.25/day). Bicycles are the most common mode of transport in rural villagers, yet the poorest of the poor cannot afford one as they live from hand to mouth.
Operation Hope Foundation (OHF) is a Singapore-headquartered charity organisation which has been operating in Cambodia for 15 years with 35 Cambodian staff. We are asking for the bicycles to be donated to us, to be sent to Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. Each bike will be put to good, practical use in rural poor Cambodia.
Rural villagers have limited access to good education, health and other services. Poor families, especially children, who walked several kilometres to go to school, when given a bicycle means they will be able to travel out of their own villages to earn extra income and provide motivation for children to attend school.
It was reported as of 22 July 2018 that there are 214,171 deposit holders who have not submitted their claims to receive a refund for the $49 deposit.
We hope that previous oBike customers will sign this petition will stand with us in this good cause to benefit thousands of poor families.
Sign this petition for the bicycles not to be scrapped, but sent to the poor in Cambodia!
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