Portland teens help kids in Nicaragua by sending them bikes

Portland teens help kids in Nicaragua stay in school by sending them bikes and other supplies.

Posted: Jun. 12, 2018 5:45 PM
Updated: Jun. 12, 2018 7:07 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) -- A group of Portland teenagers is collecting bikes for teens in Nicaragua.

Daniil Abbruzzese and his friends started Bikes Period after visiting the country this past winter. Abbruzzese said that's when he learned how bad poverty is there.

He said many kids drop out of school because, without transportation, they walk hours to school. "It's like a two-hour walk there and back," said Abbruzzese. "School gets out during the night. Especially girls don't want to walk for two-hours when it's getting dark."

Abbruzzese also said besides bikes, girls are also in need of hygiene products. He said without them they miss a week of school every month.

Bikes Period sends those necessary supplies along with the bikes. If you want to donate cash or bikes, you can do so here.

You can also read more about Abbruzzese and his efforts here.

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