June 9, 2008 - News

A summer spent cycling for (micro)credit: Three UBC Students head to Mexico to raise awareness and funds for a local microcredit fund
Think you’re having an interesting summer? Last Saturday, three UBC students got on their bikes and began a seven week cycling journey that will take them from Vancouver to Tijuana, Mexico, all to raise funds and awareness for microcredit. Ben Amundson, Adam Kedebe, and Emille Whittemore are all taking part in “Riding to Break the Cycle,” the second annual trip to Mexico organized by Global Agents For Change (Global AFC), a Vancouver-based non-governmental organization that aims to build the world’s largest youth run microcredit fund. Kedebe, a human geography major, noted that the organization was started by Shawn Smith, an SFU grad, and thought that “UBC should show a little representation this year.”