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Giving

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Breanna on a bike at 19 in Kenya.

At Kennedys Accountants we believe in giving and the specific charity we choose to support is Bicycles for Humanity . As the Treasurer of Bicycles for Humanity, Dean is an active board member of the group of the small grass roots organisation run here in Melbourne with a presence also in Africa. It’s great to be able to have some input and see great results, we help thousands of African people but also those less fortunate in communities. In the image shown above is an example of one of our B4H containers in Africa converted into a business helping to empower the local community and stimulate the local economy.
Dean’s daughter Breanna Kennedy’s life of giving inspired him to look for a charity to become part of. Breanna tragically passed away in a car accident when she was 21 years old in December 2013. In her 21 years she did a lot of giving, she became a nurse, and at 15 sponsored an African child on her own and she simply helped a lot of people in both Australia and overseas in a number of different ways. Breanna was all about helping the world and those less fortunate than her. She had just enrolled in a Masters of Public Health before she passed away as she thought this would help her in helping others throughout the world.

 

Breanna went over to Africa twice as a volunteer in hospitals and orphanages and she had noted and commented on that bikes can make a real difference in the lives of people in remote African areas. That is why we decided to specifically lend our support to B4H.  to the right of the page you will see a picture of Breanna on a bike at 19 in Kenya.
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            Here’s a picture of Breanna at 18 working at an orphanage in Ghana.

 

A Bike In The Developing World

We know a bike is a life changing object the world over.
In the developing world it is life changing on a different scale. It allows access to health care, education, economic opportunity and wider community. Sustainable transport is a big lever in breaking the poverty cycle – a bike means you can travel twice as far, twice as fast and carry four times the load – this alone is enough to provide a change in circumstance that is profound and lasting but there’s more to this project than just that.Each of the 40 ft shipping containers that Bicycles For Humanity sends becomes a bike workshop – providing employment, skills, training, business, opportunity and economic development for the community in which it’s placed. Each of these Bicycle Empowerment Centres (BEC) becomes a self sustaining entity – fitting very cleanly into the model of micro-financed small business that is lately seen as one of the central ways for the developing world to move away from aid dependence.

For more information visit their website at: http://www.mrbng.com.au

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Here’s a video explaining what they do at B4H

 

 

 

 

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