Ugandans often ride these bikes that are imported from India. They are made of steal and weigh at least 75 pounds. Dagan and I are both bike mechanics and we cannot get over how cool the braking system is! There are no cables! People also use bikes much differently here. You will frequently see children too small to ride them using them to carry jerry cans of water
This is one of the filters installed by EWB. The Providence Home is a residence and school for disabled children and orphans. We had an amazing time meeting the children that live here
This is a photo of RASD which we are using as a headquarters for our work. Ignitious runs RASD and had worked with EWB on many projects over the years. Many volunteers from different organizations stay here and have worked on many projects including a rapid boiler, solar dehydrator and more.
Hi there! Thank you all so much for following me as I biked across the country last summer. I had the time of my life and made the best friends I could have ever asked for.
I want to update you on what I am up to this summer! Right now I am traveling in Africa with Engineers Without Borders. I invite you to follow my adventure to Nkokenjeru, Uganda at whereismeganryan.wordpress.com. Thank you so much for your love and support!
After 74 days, 3827 miles and hundreds of amazing memories, here I am in Cannon Beach with 31 of the best friends I could’ve ever asked for.
It still hasn’t hit me that its over, so I am not quite sure how to feel, but I know I will never forget this summer.
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped to make this possible. You really have helped families and individuals across the country to have a home in their future, and have helped foster the best experience of my life thus far!
A special thanks to Jason at SanFrancyclo for teaching me everything I know about bike repair and maintenance, as well as how to pack my bike, which really came in handy when trying to get 31 bikes back home safely!
Also thanks to Pedro and Michael at Sports Basement for helping me get geared up and ready for the adventure.