The Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon is coordinated by the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America. All proceeds raised will be distributed among CRLN and the following organizations: Autonomous Tenants Union, Chicago-Cinquera Sister Cities, Chicago-Guatemala Partnership, Concern America, and La Voz de los de Abajo. This is the donation page for La Voz de los de Abajo.
La Voz de los de Abajo has worked in solidarity with campesino and indigenous organizations in Honduras for the past 18 years on community radio projects, human rights accompaniment, and support for initiatives by small farmers and their organizations. Since the coup in June 2009, it has also organized multiple delegations from the U.S. to Honduras to provide human rights accompaniment to the organizations and communities resisting the coup. The 2019 Pedal for Peace funds will be sent to the National Center for Rural Workers (CNTC), which provides legal and organizational accompaniment to thousands of campesinos struggling for land reform.
In addition, funds will also be used to support Garifuna health and educational initiatives.
Dr. Luther Castillo with friends and co-workers at the Garifuna hospital.