Donated bikes help Alleviate difficulties through Outbreak

he adolescent is the inspiration for an odd giveaway of mountain bicycles, introduced to Filipinos that are trying hard to continue to jobs within a country hard hit from the coronavirus.

“But people are prepared to help, you only need to place them together”

Having a severely restricted public transport system in metropolitan Manila, many were left without a choice except to take on odd jobs, finishing them, walking hours in sunlight, and rain.

And they found a means to connect their donors with the destitute in a manner that echoed their kid’s good deed.

The thought was to give bicycles away to deserving people chosen by their peers or nearest and dearest. Due to this requirement, the base initially declared on interpersonal websites it would give away only seven bikes. However, there were over 50 entries.

The nominations were vetted for authenticity and about July 11, 27 people got bikes that would make their lives a little harder.

One of the recipients was 25-year older Ronaldo del Rosario Jr. who lost his job in a fast-food chain as a result of lockdown. He ended up borrowing a bike to market rice cakes in the afternoon and smoked fish in the day, to encourage his wife and nearly 2-month old infant. He traveled tens of thousands of thousands of km every day. Many times, precious income and time could be dropped when he borrowed bicycle repairs.

“I nominated him since he is so hard working his (bike ) wheels always wind up breaking down,” explained Mharygrace Ortega, del Rosario’s spouse.

Initially, del Rosario could not think he had been getting a new bicycle.

“A bicycle is not only a very simple matter,” he explained. “A bicycle, for me personally, is exactly what supports my entire life. A bicycle is my companion in my job daily. Especially now that we dropped routine schedules at my prior job.”

Another brand new bicycle owner is homemaker-turned-online vendor Liezel Camilla. Mother of a 2-year-old kid, the 24-year-old Camilla began selling and sending food on her own when her husband’s job was placed on hold.

“I am quite happy I will not need to walk far,” voiced a teary-eyed Camilla.

Even as the competition ended, nominations continued to pour into. The base acknowledged that although there are folks still needing, much work must be accomplished.

It’s focusing on establishing more sustainable jobs to assist more while also inspiring others to cover it forward.

“We are living in a world in which it takes guts to be kind,” explained Dr. Glennda Canlas. “Our aim is from guts to be kind,’ would not it be good when kindness is merely the standard, kindness is merely the baseline for everyone?”


“One Great Thing” is an AP series representing those acts of kindness.